We're facing attacks at every level - from the Trump administration's dangerous Title X changes to local county commission that voted to close a Planned Parenthood health center. Will you join us in the fight for reproductive rights and access to health care? Check out this toolkit to learn how you can take action and power change in your community.
Stop the Lies. Stop the Bans. Anti-choice extremists in the Michigan state house and senate are pushing bills with no medical basis that block patients from accessing abortion. Tell them to stop the lies, stay in their lane, and leave decisions about your medical care to you and your doctor. Click here to contact the committee members considering the bans.
Fight for Birth Control Women's preventive care — including birth control — is basic health care. This shouldn't be a revolutionary idea, but unfortunately, it is to some, and in the past few years, birth control has become increasingly politicized. Click here to learn how you can join the fight for birth control.
Stand up for Sex Education Everyone deserves quality sex education. But too few young people get it because a patchwork of inconsistent laws and policies makes access to it inequitable. Click here to learn more about sex education and how you can power change in your community.
Attend Another Event Want to hang out with us again? Cool! From sex trivia, to book clubs, to DIY menstrual pad workshops, to town halls we have an event for you! Check out our Facebook page or website to find an event near you (and bring your friends)!
Join a Legislative Action Team Our Legislative Action Teams (LATs) are a new program for advocacy volunteers who want to work directly with elected officials from their voting districts and build relationships with those officials through face-to-face meetings, emails, and phone calls. This will allow us to build relationships with elected officials and develop trained teams of volunteers who will highlight the work of our champions and hold accountable the politicians who seek to undermine access to reproductive and sexual health. To learn more about our current Legislative Action Team opportunities, please email email@example.com to be connected with your local Community Organizer.
Share your Story Storytelling is a powerful organizing tool that helps us connect with others, identify shared values, and show the human impact of policy decisions. Are you ready to unleash the power of your story? Click here to share your story.*
*If you are under 18 you need parental consent to share your story. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions.
Apply to be a Volunteer Our amazing volunteers work closely with community organizers to help with community outreach, education, fundraising and advocacy. Whether your passion is planning events, helping with data entry, talking to supporters, phone banking, or something completely different, we could use your help! Click here to apply to be a volunteer.
Apply to be a Community Organizer Want to make activism and community organizing your full time job? We are expanding our advocacy team and are looking for awesome community organizer in the following areas: Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Ann Arbor, and Detroit. Click here to view the job postings and descriptions. Please apply by May 10th.
Apply to be an Intern Are you a student who is passionate about reproductive justice, healthcare, and community organizing? We are always looking for proactive individuals who are ready to get to work! Interns are vital to the PPAM team. Our interns play leading roles in organizing campaigns and events. This is not a paper-pushing job – our interns get to experience the real, fast-paced world of community organizing. We provide interns with opportunities for training, one-on-one mentorship, and professional networking. We work hard to ensure our interns leave with the passion, knowledge and connections they need to create change in the world. Click here to apply to be a PPAM intern.
Follow us on Social Media Join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to get the latest news on reproductive justice, see upcoming events, take action online, and participate in digital discussions in our local activist Facebook groups.
Connect with the Action Summit Speakers Interested in connecting with one of the speakers you heard from at the summit? You should because they’re doing some awesome work.
Opening Plenary Speakers: Lauren Bealore, Political Director at America Votes Sam Inglot, Deputy Communications Director at Progress Michigan Art Reyes III, Executive Director at We the People Michigan Katie Kelly, State Director at For Our Future Branden Snyder, Executive Director at Good Jobs Now Baldomero Gonzalez, Political & Outreach Director at Michigan League of Conservation Voters Danielle Atkinson, Founding Director at Mothering Justice Tameka Ramsey, Co-Director at Pontiac Policy Council
Closing Panel Speakers: Desiree Cooper, feminist author and speaker Mira Krishnan, neuropsychologist, consultant and speaker Zoë Ligon, sex educator and owner of Spectrum Boutique Natasha Thomas-Jackson, writer, performer and County Coordinator at MOASH
Have any questions or want to take action in a unique way that's not outlined in this toolkit? Contact us a email@example.com and we can work to power change together!