As you may know, the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) will be holding a hearing on Tuesday, August 25 to consider a request by Republican legislators to conduct an audit of Planned Parenthood funding.
While we believe that the JLAC will not approve the audit request, we expect that our opponents will be out in force and packing the hearing room to support the audit. So, we need to counter this by filling the seats with organization representatives, volunteers and friends who will stand with Planned Parenthood and oppose this audit request. We’ll have plenty of ”I Stand with Planned Parenthood buttons,” too.
We would be grateful if you or your organization is able to attend the hearing tomorrow and speak against the audit request. Although Planned Parenthood is the target, our opponents are intent on shutting off funding for women’s health care and reproductive services, including abortion. This is a witch hunt and smear campaign and we need to stand up strong to them.
We really appreciate all of your organizations and the continued support to stand by us during this difficult time. Thank you to those organizations who have already said they can make it the Capitol tomorrow to help us oppose this audit request.
Please let us know ASAP if you or others from your organizations can make it to the hearing tomorrow. The details are below:
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
9:30 a.m. (please arrive by 9am to get a seat)
State Capitol, Room 444
It’s possible the hearing room may change to accommodate a large crowd. If not, it is likely that there will not be enough seats in the hearing room, and that many people will watch the hearing on video screens in the overflow areas/hall outside the hearing room. Please let supporters know that it is still helpful to have supporters in the hall for the legislators see all the support they enter and leave the hearing. Please DO NOT engage in any conversations of any kind with the anti’s. They want to bait you so they can get media. Thank you for not engaging with them at all.
If you’ve received duplicates of this email, we apologize, and thank you for your support!
Mandy J. Benson, Legislative Intern | Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
555 Capitol Mall, Suite 510 | Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone 916-446-5247 x114 | Cell: 916-599-9231
firstname.lastname@example.org | www.ppactionca.org