Hundreds of Pink-Shirted Volunteers Rally at Presidential Debate
Contact: Planned Parenthood Action Fund Media Office, 212-261-4433
Hempstead, NY – At tonight's debate, hundreds of volunteers in pink shirts with Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF), Planned Parenthood of Nassau County Action Fund (PPNCAF), Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic Action Fund (PPHPAF) and Planned Parenthood of New York City Action Fund (PPNYCAF) marched and rallied in support of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton outside the first presidential debate.
The volunteers created a sea of pink on the road to Hofstra University, chanting and waving homemade signs. They then held a rally outside the debate space, where speakers addressed just what’s at stake in this election, and why they support Hillary Clinton for president.
Quote from Daniela Ramirez, Assistant Director of Latino Media:
"Donald Trump is dangerous for women and families across the country. Trump wants to ban abortion, defund Planned Parenthood. Hillary Clinton has spent her entire career fighting to to protect women's health and rights. That's why so many of our volunteers and supporters came out tonight. They know what's at stake this election and they're going to everything they can to make sure Hillary wins in November."
Quote from Andrea Dora, Planned Parenthood of New York City Action Fund supporter, who is also a Planned Parenthood of New York City patient:
“We need a President who will also address the challenges that women and families face every day. We need a President who has—and will continue to fight for reproductive health care—so that women have access to the services they need to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. Hillary Clinton will make our country a better place for all of us, and this November, we will make history together.”
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Planned Parenthood Action Fund is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit membership organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The Action Fund engages in educational and electoral activity, including voter education, grassroots organizing, and legislative advocacy.