Tell Doug Ducey + AZ State Employees Charitable Campaign to Reinstate Planned Parenthood
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My name is Aanya and I am an Arizona state employee and the mother of two teenagers. I am a regular contributor to our State Employees Charitable Campaign (SECC) because I believe in giving back to our community.
I found out today that Planned Parenthood Arizona has been denied inclusion into the SECC (for the first time in many years). I immediately sent an email to SECC asking them why Planned Parenthood Arizona was no longer listed as an organization I could donate to, and I would like an answer.
According to the SECC policy, applications submitted by 501 c3's must demonstrate the following: "Be an entity primarily providing or comprised of direct health and human services,environmental services, and/or historical preservation services. An applying charity shall establish that these services represent fundamental and significant roles for the charity. The EPC and ED will confirm this prior to adding or retaining the charity on the list of participating organizations."
Given the facts taken from the PP website, I'd say they meet the health services criteria. "Planned Parenthood Arizona is the largest sexual health organization in Arizona. We serve more than 90,000 women, men, teens and parents through our health care, education, outreach and advocacy efforts. Planned Parenthood operates health centers statewide."
I have been a long-time supporter of PP, my daughter has become a vocal advocate for reproductive health and rights, and I support the work PP does in Arizona and across the nation. They have been there for me, many of my friends, and now our children.
Looking through the list of some of the questionable and discriminatory organizations who did make the SECC cut, I am appalled that Planned Parenthood Arizona was denied inclusion and I would like the SECC to remedy what appears to be a direct attack on Planned Parenthood.
I will be donating directly to PPAZ until this is fixed, and you can too. Someone has stepped forward to match each state employee donation, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000.
If you're a fellow state employee, please don't be afraid to speak up, sign and share this petition, and let's work together to stop the attack on one of our most important healthcare providers in the country.
We proudly #StandWithPP.
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