I rarely use this blog to comment on political issues but this week I found my self sitting in front of my computer outraged at the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s decision to de-fund Planned Parenthood. Like millions of women (and men) I took to social media to express my dismay and make a donation to Planned Parenthood to support their efforts to provide low-income and uninsured women with access to life-saving cancer screenings.
I woke up Friday morning to read the news of Susan G. Komen Foundation’s change of heart. My first reaction? Elation. Elation that millions of women (and little ‘ole me) decided to rabble rouse and not sit quietly while yet another avenue for low-cost health care was eliminated. Millions of women (and little ‘ole me) were ready to vote with our feet and not just hit Susan G. Komen’s wallet but yank our dollars from their corporate sponsors as well.
I was reminded that advocacy really works and that it’s worth using your voice to save the things you care about.