Amy Poehler Supports Planned Parenthood, Urges Others To Donate


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).

This week Poehler partnered with Planned Parenthood Federation of America to send out a fundraising email urging supporters to become members and donate.

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 thatís $100!

What are you waiting for?

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Anthony P6 years ago

Anthony P6 years ago

Something to think about, 33 minutes to a new mindset

Past Member
Past Member 6 years ago

Anyone care to join me in a sweepstakes to choose the date when all Republicans, not just lone loonies, support the killing of infertile women? (Tom Y clearly has a head start.)

Tom Y.
Tom Y6 years ago

Good to see PP passing the hat. There should be no federal funds available for this inhuman quick-kill clatch of profiteers. Poehler's welcome to support them herself.

Tammy D.
Tammy D6 years ago

This whole funding fiasco is just so disappointing. I wish we could get a poll on how many senators' daughters have visited a PP...

i cannot believe this whole current affair. From my understanding, most PP clinics don't even perform abortions. They can't. What they do provide are STANDARD health services and testing. I used their services when I was poor, and when I wasn't. The staff were friendly and helpful and they actually *listened*. For young women, it's a safe place to go and get answers. Until the government provides universal health care, WE NEED PP!

Mitch D.
Mitch D6 years ago

so, i gather that 2% of the readers here are morons?!

Grace Adams
Grace Adams6 years ago

I wish them well but on maybe $13-14,000 a year income, don't feel I can afford to send them money.

Britin Jackson
Past Member 6 years ago

Wayne~ A virtual kiss and a green star for you!

I support Planned Parenthood and wish that people could get past the fact that they can do abortions..... They do so much more for people than that!

Lynn L.
Lynn L6 years ago

I love Amy Poehler -- you go girl :)

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W6 years ago

Wayne is right.