Here are a few things from around the web that may interest you:
The Paul Ryan and the dirty GOP are wasting no time screwing over women as much and as quickly as they can in this new year: GOP to ‘defund’ Planned Parenthood in Obamacare repeal — “The defunding measure would take away roughly $400 million in Medicaid money from the group in the year after enactment, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, and would result in roughly 400,000 women losing access to care. One factor is that being enrolled in Medicaid doesn’t guarantee access to a doctor, so women denied Medicaid services from Planned Parenthood may not be able to find replacement care.”
Here’s how to help:
1. Donate to Planned Parenthood (even without defunding, they need your financial assistance to provide health care to women, many of whom cannot afford it on their own).
2. Call Speaker Ryan now at 608-752-4050 and demand that he back down from his assault on Planned Parenthood and women. Sample Script:
“Hi, my name is ____________ and I live in _____________.
I’m calling to ask Speaker Ryan NOT to hold a vote on any attempt to defund Planned Parenthood.
We see through your blatantly political attempt to do whatever it takes to attack women’s health and rights and take health care away from the people who need it most. If Congress cuts funding to Planned Parenthood, millions of people will be left without access to birth control, lifesaving cancer screenings, and other basic care. Many of them will have nowhere else to go for the health care they need.
I’m counting on Speaker Ryan to do the right thing and stand up for the Planned Parenthood patients in our community and across the country who rely on those health centers.
I stand with Planned Parenthood because [insert your own story, if you like].
I expect Speaker Ryan to stop any attacks on Planned Parenthood and the vital health services they provide.
Thank you for your time.”
Great tips here for going to the Women’s March in Washington, as well the importance of protesting and how to participate even if you can’t get to DC.
In case you aren’t completely over 2016 yet: “Behind the Lens: 2016 Year in Photographs”
Thank you to those who submitted links for me to include. If you see something around the web you think DW readers would appreciate, please send me a link to firstname.lastname@example.org and, if it’s a fit, I’ll include it in Friday’s round-up. Thanks!