Today, I stood with Planned Parenthood alongside 50 other local volunteers. To enact local change, connecting with individuals and families in our neighborhoods is vital. That is why we spent our morning visiting neighborhoods across Greater Lafayette to garner support from residents in strengthening health care access for Hoosiers.
Part of our goal today was to share that Planned Parenthood currently offers reproductive health care to all members of the Lafayette community, regardless of income. Coordinated by the Planned Parenthood Advocates of Indiana and Kentucky and Younger Women’s Task Force of Greater Lafayette, today’s canvassing also gave us an opportunity to engage with community members on ways of getting involved in the development of health care legislation that supports all Hoosiers.
Through civic engagement, citizens can play a key role in developing health care policies that impact their own community, by supporting their neighbors and having their voices heard.
If you are interested in getting involved with local health care legislation, come to the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus meeting at noon Saturday Aug. 12, at the Tippecanoe County Public Library, 627 South St., Lafayette. People of all backgrounds are invited to attend.
Submit letters to the editor of 250 words or fewer to firstname.lastname@example.org or to 823 Park East Blvd., Lafayette, IN 47905. Please include your name, town and phone number, for confirmation purposes.
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