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.

Activist_Molly_PearsonName: Molly Pearson

Age: 24

Profession: Nursing Student, NYU (accelerated 2nd degree program)

Where do you hail from? Chicago… I ❤ Da Bears & Cubs

Why did you get involved with the Activist Council? I am studying to be a nurse and am particularly interested/passionate about teen and women’s health issues.  Eventually I would like to pursue a WHNP or ANP degree and specialize in sexual health.  With that said, I am always looking to learn more, network and help out in any way that I can when it comes to reproductive health issues.

What’s the most exciting/terrifying/invigorating thing you’ve done while a member? Participating in the August 2009 Health Care Reform Rally was both exciting and invigorating.  I also thoroughly enjoyed going through the Activist Council training and meeting/learning from like-minded pro-women supporting people.

Why is it important to be involved? I think it’s SUPER important to be involved because until we live in a world where ALL women have easily available and affordable access to reproductive health care (including:  affordable contraceptives, cervical cancer screenings, breast cancer screenings, abortion and supportive counseling) there is always more work to be done.

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

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