CREDO: Planned Parenthood dodged a bullet, but the fight is far from over

By August 3, 2015 No Comments

FYI – In response to the Senate’s rejection of a bill to defund Planned Parenthood, CREDO Action – the largest corporate contributor to Planned Parenthood, with more than $3 million in total contributions – released the following statement:

Planned Parenthood dodged a bullet, but the fight is far from over,” said Becky Bond, Political Director at CREDO. Bond continued, “this latest vote to defund Planned Parenthood was not just your typical political posturing by anti-choice Republicans looking to score political points with their rightwing base,” adding, “there is a coordinated campaign under way by Republicans and the rightwing to destroy Planned Parenthood, in much the same way as the right killed the community organizing group ACORN.

CREDO, as Planned Parenthood’s biggest corporate contributor, will make it our highest priority to defend women’s access to reproductive health care. That’s why our members are sending $80,000 to Planned Parenthood in the wake of these escalating attacks on the organization.

CREDO Political Director Becky Bond is available for interviews. Contact to arrange an interview.

CREDO has a long history of engaging its 3.8 million members to defend attacks against women’s rights and women’s health. Here’s what we’re doing right now to fight back against Republican attempts to discredit and defund Planned Parenthood:

$3 MILLION IN CONTRIBUTIONS: CREDO is proud to be Planned Parenthood’s largest corporate donor, with more than $3 million in total donations. Today, CREDO announced that it is donating $80,000 to Planned Parenthood in the wake of the latest attacks. In 2014, CREDO donated $189,558 to Planned Parenthood and its affiliates.

198,000+ URGE REPUBLICANS NOT TO DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD: More than 198,000 CREDO activists have signed a petition telling Republicans in Congress not to defund Planned Parenthood.

130,000+ PETITION CONGRESSIONAL DEMS TO STAND WITH PLANNED PARENTHOOD: More than 132,000 CREDO activists have signed a petition urging Democrats in Congress to “Stand up for Planned Parenthood and block any attempts to undermine or defund Planned Parenthood in Congress.”

4,000+ PHONE CALLS TO SENATE OFFICES: In the past two weeks CREDO activists have made more than 4,100 phone calls to Senate offices in opposition to defunding Planned Parenthood.

CREDO Action, part of CREDO Mobile, is a social change network of 3.8 million activists, sending millions of petition signatures and tens of thousands of phone calls to decision-makers each year. CREDO Action members also participate in meetings, protests and other direct actions for progressive change. Follow CREDO on Twitter at @CREDOmobile.