Posted on January 13, 2016
Why CREDO is donating to three pro-choice groups this month
As you may have seen, CREDO will be making donations this month to three pro-choice organizations – NARAL Pro Choice America, Planned Parenthood affiliates and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health.
The donations to these three pro-choice groups are being made as part of our unique monthly donations program.
The three groups were nominated by CREDO Mobile customers and then chosen from among hundreds of nonprofits as CREDO’s first monthly donations slate of 2016. To determine how much funding each group will receive, CREDO Mobile customers and activists can vote online for the organization they want to see receive funding. The votes will be tallied at the end of the month and the funds will be divided appropriately between the three groups based on the votes each group received.
You can vote on this month’s donations slate right now at CREDOdonations.com.
Supporting women’s right to reproductive healthcare is one of CREDO’s core values. We’ve been fighting to defend the right to choose and supporting reproductive health care providers for decades, both through donations to pro-choice organizations and our relentless grassroots activism.
Of the more than $80 million we’ve donated to organizations committed to social change since 1985, almost $7 million has gone to groups fighting for abortion rights. More than $3 million has gone to Planned Parenthood and its affiliates alone, making CREDO the single largest corporate contributor to Planned Parenthood.
In 2015 alone, 200,000 CREDO activists petitioned Republicans not to defund Planned Parenthood and over 155,000 petitioned Democrats to firmly stand with Planned Parenthood against right-wing attacks. CREDO activists also took action in state governments, with over 110,000 petitioning Republican governors not to defund Planned Parenthood clinics. And over 4,000 calls were made to Senate offices in the summer and fall in opposition to defunding. In September, nearly 150,000 activists demanded the Department of Justice investigate the attack on a Colorado Springs clinic as an act of domestic terrorism, and more than 130,000 called for Republicans to finally shut down the sham Planned Parenthood special committee and stop wasting time and money attacking women.
Want to take action right now in support of the right to choose? Sign one of our latest pro-choice petitions: