FIRESIDE CHAT WITH LEADER OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD ACTION FUND, NATION’S LARGEST ADVOCACY GROUP FOR REPRODUCTIVE CARE, ON NEW CHALLENGES TO WOMEN’S HEALTH ACCESS—
Conversation comes nearly a year since news broke of Supreme Court plan to overturn longstanding protections under Roe v. Wade
New York, NY (April 5, 2023) – Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of the National Action Network (NAN), will host a plenary discussion with Alexis McGill Johnson, President and CEO of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund and Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), at the NAN Annual Convention to discuss the coordinated efforts to limit women’s access to reproductive healthcare.
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The Thursday, April 13th discussion will come on the second day of the Convention, the theme of which this year is “Dealing with the Dream Under Threat.” Indeed, there is a growing effort to blur Dr. King’s vision for a fair and equal United States – especially for Black and Brown women. After the 2022 NAN Convention, news broke that the conservative Supreme Court planned to overturn Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed access to reproductive healthcare. Thirteen states have since banned abortions since the controversial Dobbs v. Jackson decision.
Last May, after the news of the pending ruling broke, Rev. Sharpton invited McGill Johnson to the NAN House of Justice in Harlem to speak about the attacks on women’s access to healthcare.
Rev. Al Sharpton, President & Founder, National Action Network
Alexis McGill Johnson, President and CEO, Planned Parenthood Action Fund
and Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA)
Thursday, April 13, 2023
Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
Metropolitan East Room – 2nd Floor
811 7th Avenue at West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
About National Action Network (NAN)
National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency, and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality, or gender.
For more information go to www.nationalactionnetwork.net.