The Albuquerque city budget currently has $250,000 designated as a sponsorship of Planned Parenthood. Besides the possible legal ramifications of this sponsorship, this act of support using taxpayer funds offends the conscience of every taxpayer who believes that abortion is morally wrong.
As you know, we have been working with City Councilor Renee Grout to divert the $250,000 to youth shelters and to the Barrett House rather than have our taxpayer dollars funding Planned Parenthood.
GOOD NEWS! The reappropriation resolution has been seen by the finance committee and is now ready to be discussed and voted on in the City Council meeting on August 15th at 5 pm.
At this meeting we will have the opportunity to shed light on this illogical and unwise use of taxpayer funds. We can, instead, speak for the more realistic need to divert the funds to help with real issues in our community like homeless youth, women, and children.
We believe that abortion is wrong. However, that question is not the topic up for debate at this meeting. The question that the council will be debating is whether it’s right or wrong to give undirected taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood. We need citizens to show their opposition to using their own tax dollars to support something that violates their own conscience.
We need all hands on deck at this city council meeting! Please consider attending the meeting to make your voice heard. We also need to flood the city council with messages from constituents to urge support of the reappropriation.
This is a statewide issue! While this is an issue with the Albuquerque city budget, it sets a precedent for our entire state. Lawmakers must see a response from New Mexico citizens that shows we will not stand to have our taxpayer dollars used to make a political statement for the left. This sponsorship of Planned Parenthood is just that, a statement of support for an industry that has been threatened by the overturning of Roe. That is not what our tax dollars are for.
Will you stand with me and let your voice be heard?
Below is a link that can be used to message the city council. You can select to send your message to all councilors or choose just yours. I’ve also provided a sample message that can be copied and sent to the councilors. Together, we can make a difference!
Link to message the city council:
Dear Council Member,
As a concerned citizen in New Mexico, I urge you to support reappropriating the funds originally designated to Planned Parenthood in the city budget. Planned Parenthood is a private, billion-dollar organization providing services that violate the consciences of many taxpayers. I believe it is a better use of taxpayer dollars to fund solutions to real and current issues such as our women, children, and youth homelessness.