There are many reasons to love Amy Poehler and I’m about to give you one more that makes her more amazing than I had ever thought (and that’s even after I found out we share an alma mater).
Here’s an excerpt of the email that went out to supporters like myself:
You know who is awesome? Cecile Richards. She’s the president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She’s smart, she’s tough, and she’s totally dedicated to fighting for women’s health. And you know who else totally rules? Every single doctor and nurse and receptionist and volunteer who shows up at a Planned Parenthood health center to make sure that every person who walks through their door gets the care they need.
And when it comes to Planned Parenthood, there’s one more group of people who are really, truly, no-kidding awesome: the members who give money and time to make it all possible. I should know. I’m one of them.
… think back to the first time you went to a Planned Parenthood health center, scared or broke or confused or hopeful. Think about your friends, or your sister, or your daughter, son, niece, or nephew. Think about every person out there who has nowhere else to go, nobody else to count on, nobody but Planned Parenthood.
It’s up to us to make sure Planned Parenthood is strong enough to protect their rights and their health. Especially because we are having a moment right now when people are trying to come up with new ways to make the lives of all the folks who rely on Planned Parenthood pretty difficult. What makes it possible for Planned Parenthood to make a real, irreplaceable difference for those folks are members like me – and hopefully you.
You know who else is awesome?
Amy Poehler! And you if you become a Planned Parenthood member and donate today! Until June 30, every dollar you donate will be matched dollar-for-dollar! So if you donate $50 that’s $100!
What are you waiting for?
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