Meet the Activists!

The Planned Parenthood Activist Council is a group that was launched at the beginning of 2005 for people who want to get more involved in Planned Parenthood’s advocacy work. It’s made up of tireless, amazing men and women who do everything from run advocacy campaigns to hold fundraisers and everything in between. Every Tuesday we run “Meet the Activists” a weekly snapshot into who these fabulous volunteers are. You can learn more about the Activist Council, and find out how to join, by going to our web site.

Gabby

Name: Gaby Lazzaro

Age: 28

Profession: Human Resorces, now working on transitioning to the non-profit sector.

Where do you hail from? Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Why did you get involved with the Activist Council? Because a woman’s right to choose is such a fundamental right that I had to be part of this fight in some way. Having grown up in a country where abortion is illegal I have a drive to keep it legal in my new home.

What’s the most exciting/terrifying/invigorating thing you’ve done while a member? In the Field Group, being able to talk with people across the city of all ages and backgrounds and tell them about PPNYC is awesome. Last year I felt like we played a real role in educating the public about the issues while we attended different concerts and events and signed 800+ people up for the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

The sweetest moment was while escorting in front of the Brooklyn clinic. A father was passing by with his young son, and he stopped in front of us, knelt down and began explaining to his son how important it was that we were there and how we protected and helped women get the care they needed.

Why is it important to be involved? Because you will be making a real difference!

Sound good to you? If you want to get involved, check out our Activist Council!

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