The most important thing supporters of Planned Parenthood can do in January is take action — online and offline! We are facing an unprecedented hostile future. Banding together in solidarity with supporters is one way we can combat misinformation and direct assaults on Planned Parenthood.
Here is a smattering of activities happening in January that folks in Arizona can participate in.
It’s important to note that these actions are not limited to women — men, LGBTQ, and gender non-conforming people are encouraged to show up and stand with Planned Parenthood.
January 3: U.S. Congress begins new session
- Tweet: @JeffFlake and @SenJohnMcCain — Don’t Mess With Medicaid!
- Call: Sen. Jeff Flake (202-224-4521) and Sen. John McCain (202-224-2235) — Don’t Mess With Medicaid! Don’t Defund Planned Parenthood!
January 9: Arizona legislature begins new session
- Sign Up: Stand Up! Activists — advocate, respond, and resist in real time! Stand Up! Activists will get personalized resources to embolden their activism in their own communities. Sign up here!
January 13: PPAA hosts Advocacy 101: Effective Advocacy in Paparazzi Politics
- Learn and refine online and offline advocacy skills in an age of paparazzi politics.
- Planned Parenthood Arizona, 4571 N. 15th St., Phoenix 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sign up here!
January 14: Phoenix Nasty Women Opening Party
- Nasty Women: Phoenix Unite
- Grand ArtHaus, 1501 S. Grand Ave., downtown Phoenix, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Exhibition proceeds will benefit Planned Parenthood Arizona
January 20: Inauguration Day
- Peace Vigil, hosted by Safety Pin Nation, Margaret T. Hance Park, Phoenix, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Nasty Women: Phoenix Unite Dance Performance, Grand ArtHaus, 1501 S. Grand Ave., downtown Phoenix; 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
January 21: Women’s March
- Phoenix: Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Tucson: Armory Park, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Flagstaff: Flagstaff City Hall, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
March 4: The Very Big Show
We are debuting an exciting new event in Southern Arizona: “The Very Big Show (of Support!).” This fast-paced, family-friendly variety spectacular packed with music, comedy, dance, and more will be held at:
- Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St., Tucson AZ 85701, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Information about tickets will be available soon!
April 6: Annual Stand with Planned Parenthood Flagstaff Dinner
- Celebrating more than a century of Planned Parenthood’s care, education, and advocacy efforts!
- High Country Conference Center, 201 W. Butler Ave, Flagstaff AZ 86001
- 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Buy tickets and learn more here: Flagstaff Dinner
April 13: Annual Stand with Planned Parenthood Phoenix Luncheon
- We invite you to Stand with Planned Parenthood and be part of a 100-year history of promoting and protecting reproductive care and rights!
- Arizona Biltmore Resort, Frank Lloyd Wright Ballroom, 2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix AZ 85016
- 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Buy tickets and learn more here: Phoenix Luncheon