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September 2021

Comprehensive Sex Education - Campaign Launch 

 

PPHP is excited to announce our new Comprehensive Sex Education local campaign! 

While most New York State legislators we have spoken with have been supportive of CSE in theory, the bill hasn’t been passed. So if our state-level advocacy is not enough to push the bill forward, what do we do next?   

We decided to try something new -- to shift our tactics and attention to local school boards to get their support to show the Board of Regents directly that communities need and want comprehensive sex ed for their students. This is going to need hands-on outreach and thinking outside of the box with you and members of our community who want to make changes. 

Interested in advocating in your school district or helping lead the campaign with PPHP? Sign up here and the Public Affairs team will follow up! 

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Update Your Voter Registration and Pledge to Vote

 

Your vote is your voice. And you need to make sure your voice is heard! Election Day, Tuesday, November 2, is when you will have a say in who represents you on a local level and vote on NYS Constitutional Amendments (hint: turn your ballot over!) 

Make sure you are ready for November by taking all 3 steps: 

Make your voice heard on November 2, 2021! 

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PPHP’s High School Advocacy Program Recruitment is Open! 

 

We are excited to announce the return of the High School Advocacy Program!  

We are seeking young people from ages 15-18 to join us in taking action, learning to advocate for themselves and their communities, and having fun for our Fall 2021 cohort. 

The group will meet twice a month starting September 21, 2021. All meetings will be held on Tuesdays from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. virtually. Throughout the program, students will learn about Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, how to lobby their elected officials, how to take action in their community, and much more! At the end of the program, the group will work with the team to plan a community action or training. 

Are you a high school student or know a high school student, and want to be a part of the first ever PPHP High School Advocacy Program cohort? Sign up here! 

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Take the LGBTQ+ Health Needs Survey Today! 

Are you a member of LGBTQ+ communities on Long Island? If so, you can take action that has the potential to impact LGBTQ+ health care – we need your voice!  

Stony Brook Medicine (SBM) has the first-ever LGBTQ+ health care survey of Long Island. It has the potential to be a landmark study that is being developed in partnership with over 20 highly respected Long Island-based organizations, including Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic. 

The LGBTQ+ health care survey is online and strictly anonymous – you only have to answer the questions you feel comfortable answering. By taking this survey, you can help make a difference for all LGBTQ+ people on Long Island. 

Take the LGBTQ+ Health Needs Survey now! 

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