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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Protest Against Bill Brady a SUCCESS!

Today at 11am in Chicago on the corner of Randolph and Stetson, a group of PPIA supporters came together to tell Republican candidate for Governor, Bill Brady, that WOMEN'S HEALTH MATTERS! Check out more pictures from the event on Facebook.

Bill Brady held a fundraiser today with Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey, a governor that Brady says he admires. This past summer, Christie cut $7.5 million in family planning funds from the New Jersey budget forcing many health care providers to close and leaving scores of women without preventative, essential care. THIS is a governor that Bill Brady admires?! His admiration for Christie illuminates the importance of re-electing PPIA-endorsed candidate Pat Quinn and saying NO TO BILL BRADY!

Bill Brady has a frightening history of voting against important bills that would provide access to affordable health care to women in need. He has opposed health insurance coverage of mammograms, opposed requiring pharmacies to fill birth control prescriptions, opposed legal abortion (even in cases of rape and incest!), and opposed requiring health insurance companies to cover birth control. We need voters like you to get out there and make sure that women's health and bodies are controlled by women themselves, NOT by extremist politicians like Bill Brady.

Democratic candidate Pat Quinn has consistently supported women's health and reproductive rights throughout his political career. Amazing strides have been made toward gender equality in health care because of his work, and a Brady victory could mean losing miles of progress.

We want to give a huge thanks to those who came out today to say NO TO BILL BRADY and YES TO PAT QUINN! We love our supporters and are always excited to welcome more.

To learn about upcoming PPIA events and sign up for action alerts to find out how YOU can become a PPIA activist, click here. We have a ton of exciting phone banking and canvassing events coming up and need as much help as we can get to make sure Bill Brady stays away from our healthcare decisions.

To learn more about why Bill Brady is too extreme for our state, and to hear all about the PPIA protest, read this release or check out an interesting web site we came across.

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