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September 29, 2015
For Immediate Release
Contact: Rev Marti Keller, 770 265-2193
Today the Unitarian Universalist Women’s Federation (UUWF) stands up on the National Day of Action – “Pink out Day” – in support of continued federal funding for Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and its key role in the reproductive health of women across the country.
“Eliminating funding for Planned Parenthood and other abortion care providers means millions could lose access to their trusted, high-quality care provider,” said Dr. Kirstie Lewis, president of the UUWF. “It’s shameful that politicians using a widely discredited, biased attack against Planned Parenthood which has been orchestrated by a small group of zealots, are pushing legislation that would take away women’s health care.”
Along with so many people of faith, particularly women, we applaud Planned Parenthood and their incredible and necessary work. In this spirit, we are promoting and observing this National Day of Action – “Pink out Day.” We are also giving a special $10,000 gift to PPFA and will be encouraging our thousands of members and friends to donate generously.
One of our UUWF partner organizations, the Religious Institute has launched a petition to Congress for people of faith and religious leaders to demonstrate that they stand with Planned Parenthood.
The Religious Institute hopes you will read it, sign it, and join us in getting the word out there:
UU Women Speak Up!
Our latest survey asked what issues are most important to you. Thank you to the many who responded! We will have a summary of the results available in October.
We are pleased to announce a job opening for the UUWF Clara Barton Intern. The Intern works to provide opportunities for Unitarian Universalist congregations, districts, organizations, and activists to be an effective voice and force to affect public policy decisions made by the United States Congress, Administration, and relevant states on issues of concern to the Unitarian Universalist Women’s Federation (UUWF) and the Association (UUA). The Intern will focus on issues of importance to the health and well-being of women such as reproductive justice and economic justice.
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Left to right: Rev. Galen Guengerich, senior minister of the Unitarian Church of All Souls, New York City, with women honored with Sisterhoods by the congregation’s Women’s Alliance in 2014: Rose Patton, Joan C. Brown, and Sheila Darnborough.