No on Prop 85! Think Outside Your Bubble
I am strapped for time (deadline, eeeeeeeee!) and so am cutting and pasting copy from an email sent by Kathy Kneer, CEO, Planned Parenthood of CA, regarding her No on Prop 85 campaign. It is my hope that you will choose to think about the consequences of Prop 85, and then forward information about or donate towards this cause.
Prop 85 is a dangerous and misleading initiative that threatens the health and safety of California’s most vulnerable teens and a woman’s right to choose.
The vast majority of teens already do talk to their parents about issues as sensitive as pregnancy. Those that can’t often come from dangerous homes where abuse, incest or violence puts these teens’ lives in real danger.
Click the arrow below to watch the NO on 85 ad – an ad unlike any you’ll see this election season.
And please, help us convince other voters to think outside their bubble and vote NO on Prop. 85.
This ad can defeat Prop 85 - IF you and I make sure that enough people see the ad before they vote.
[Planned Parenthood needs] your help. We need to raise $150,000 in seven days to fill out our ad-buy in Northern California and then boost our frequency in Southern California. We need to do both to win.
There are only 15 days until the election - only 15 days to run this ad to reach voters. And many people are already casting their absentee ballots.
We've seen the consequences of laws like Prop 85 in other states - teens who can't talk to their parents for fear of violence delay access to any medical care and then go out of state for more complicated second trimester abortions, or resort to deadly self-induced or back-alley abortions.
If 1,000 people each raise $150 we can meet our goal. Find 15 friends to donate $10 each. It's that easy.
This election is going to come down to every last vote. Together, we can protect the health and safety of our most vulnerable teens and tell the anti-choice zealots that put this dangerous measure on the ballot that we won't let them succeed.
What can you do to DEFEAT Prop 85?
* CONTRIBUTE. Help get this ad up in front of voters and enable us to meet our $150,000 goal. Host a (virtual) house party, use a personal fundraising page and contribute.
* FORWARD THIS AD TO A FRIEND. Getting our ad out over the web is crucial to the success of the campaign. Forward this link to everyone you know and encourage them to do the same.