In Memory of Chanell Moore Harrell*
Every time protesters gather outside of our Locust Street Health Center, our patients are forced to endure verbal attacks. Our patients and guests see graphic signs meant to confuse and intimidate. They are sometimes blocked from entering the building, and occasionally they are videotaped. They are offered anti-choice propaganda and transportation to the closest “crisis pregnancy center.”
Staff and volunteers are also seen as targets. We are called murderers, lectured to about committing sins, and told we will pay the “ultimate price” for our actions.
You can stand with others in the community against
these acts of intimidation and harassment.
Here’s how it works: You decide on the amount you would like to pledge for each protester (minimum 10¢). When protesters show up on our sidewalks, Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania will count and record their number each day from October 1 through November 30, 2006. We will place a sign outside the health center that tracks pledges and makes protesters fully aware that their actions are benefiting PPSP. At the end of the two-month campaign, we will send you an update on protest activities and a pledge reminder.
If you pledge 30¢ per protester, and PPSP has 100 protesters in October and 160 protesters in November, your donation would be $78 for the entire two-month campaign.
Similar to participating in a charity walk, your pledge total can be capped at a pre-set amount, if desired.
You can join the Pledge-a-Picket campaign online or via regular mail.
Or, click here to make an outright gift to Pledge-a-Picket.
Questions? Contact us at PledgeaPicket@ppsp.org
x-posted to fem_activism, ljforchoice & philadelphia