In 2014, PPNNE
- Defeated numerous anti-choice, anti-family planning bills across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.
- Continued to implement Access Plan in VT, a program that provides no-cost family planning services to low-income women and men.
- Continued to provide no-cost family planning services to New Hampshire women and men through the state’s expanded Medicaid coverage.
- Supported efforts to secure the expansion of NH’s full Medicaid program, potentially benefiting an estimated 50,000 low-income people.
- Successfully championed legislation to remove outdated language from Vermont state statutes that criminalized abortion providers.
- Worked with coalition partners to help pass VT legislation to protect families from toxic chemicals in children’s products.
- Developed relationships with student organizations at local colleges, including several robust VOX (Voices for Planned Parenthood) and Generation Action chapters. We have relationships with the following colleges:
- VT – Generation Action at UVM (right); Generation Action at Middlebury College. We’re working with students at Vermont Law School, Champlain College, Bennington College, and Lyndon State to develop a campus Generation Action group.
- NH – Women with Will at Colby Sawyer; Generation Action at Dartmouth College; and UNH VOX at the University of New Hampshire
- ME – Bates College, Bowdoin College, Colby College and the University of Southern Maine.
- In NH & VT, we received renewal for competitive federal and state marketplace “Navigator” grants. This grant support allows our health centers to have trained, certified Navigators on hand to educate about marketplaces and provide in-person enrollment assistance.
We also conducted similar work in southern Maine.
- Worked tirelessly in Maine to expand its Medicaid family planning benefit, but could not overcome the Governor’s vetoes. We did, however, lay the groundwork for success in 2015.