According to the Sunlight Foundation, Planned Parenthood's advocacy arm and super PAC saw returns on their investments in the election at around 98%. This means that the time and money we put behind certain politicians was overwhelmingly effective. The runner up was Majority PAC at just under 89%.
(Courtesy of Planned Parenthood Action Fund)
From August to November, Planned Parenthood in Austin registered over 750 community members to vote, and collected almost 3,000 pledge to votes. Pledge to vote cards were returned to empower pledgers with information about when and where to vote, and where to find a nonpartisan ballot builder. Here is a recap of what my election season looked like!
First block walk of my life in Pasadena, Texas with Planned Parenthood's Youth Organizing and Policy Institute. We collected pledge to votes in this community.
Block walk #2 in Austin, Texas, registering voters, collecting pledge to votes, and letting the community know about our local health center.
Block Walk #2
Block Walk #3 in Austin, Texas collecting pledge to votes and to tell the community about the local health center.
Speaking at KUT's "Why Bother? Engaging Texas in Democracy Now."
Texas Roller Derby Championship collecting pledge to votes.
Phone banking for Texas Freedom Network in Kathy Miller's office- super boss! I also won "Most Enthusiastic Phone Banker." Thanks, TFN!
Tabling at UT to collect pledge to votes from students with Voices for Reproductive Justice.
Block walk in Waco, Texas with Planned Parenthood staff members to collect pledge to vote cards and let the community know about their local health center.
Women Take Texas Rally in Austin, Texas
My second C4 phone bank for State Representative Donna Howard, who was reelected!
Importantly, reelecting Barack Obama means that women's health is safe for another four years. The Affordable Care Act will remain in place. Women with health insurance will receive many preventative services such as well woman exams, breast and cervical cancer screenings, birth control, and STI testing with no co-pays or deductibles. Our Congress is the most diverse in history, with 24 female representatives and the first bisexual representative, Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona.
(Courtesy of Think Progress)