Posted on December 10, 2015
Now and always, CREDO stands with Planned Parenthood
The violent attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado last month shook us all. But it also strengthened our resolve to defend women’s rights from extremists everywhere, whether in our communities or on Capitol Hill. Planned Parenthood is here to stay—and so is our support. We’ve donated over $3 million to Planned Parenthood since our founding in 1985, and we’ll be giving much more in the years ahead.
Right-wing attacks against Planned Parenthood and Republican efforts to defund women’s health care are nothing new, but we’ve seen a dangerous escalation in rhetoric this year. We’ve mobilized our network of activists to stand with Planned Parenthood and hold right-wing extremists accountable for the deceitful, incendiary rhetoric they use to demonize Planned Parenthood and its patients.
In the last year, CREDO activists have made over 16,000 phone calls and sent over 1.3 million petition signatures to stand up for Planned Parenthood against Republican attacks. In just the last month:
147,000 CREDO activists signed our petition calling on the Department of Justice to investigate attacks on Planned Parenthood clinics (including the Colorado Springs shooting and at least 5 reported arsons) as domestic terrorism. Those signatures were part of more than 300,000 petition signatures we delivered with our allies at NARAL Pro-Choice America, Ultraviolet, and Courage Campaign less than a week after the Colorado attack.
171,000 CREDO activists signed our petition to tell Congressional Republicans to stop their dangerous attacks on Planned Parenthood, including disbanding the House’s special committee to investigate Planned Parenthood.
This year alone, we’ve contributed almost $80,000 to Planned Parenthood through our monthly donations program. We donate a portion of all customer bills to progressive nonprofits each month and our members vote to decide where they go. Since we started in 1985, we’ve given over $3 million to Planned Parenthood and its affiliates—and our support will only strengthen in years ahead.
You can help. If you’re not a CREDO Mobile member, join us. We’re the only phone company that’s proud to stand with Planned Parenthood and put our money where our values are.
If you’re already a member, thank you! And please spread the word and encourage your friends to join CREDO Mobile. The more members we have, the more money we can donate to Planned Parenthood and other amazing progressive nonprofits.