Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Lowey Talks With Planned Parenthood Students, Staff Re: Oct Obamacare Enrollment

Congresswoman Nite Lowey meets with representatives from  Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic on July 13

Congresswoman Nite Lowey meets with representatives from Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic on July 13

Hundreds of women’s health advocates from across the country traveled to Washington DC in July to show their support for reproductive health and justice. Joining them were area students, part of a Planned Parenthood-led trip during which the group met with Representative Nita Lowey (D-17) to thank her for her continued support of Planned Parenthood, women and their families.

“As one of the leading women’s health care providers in the nation, Planned Parenthood is one of the best resources to help inform the public about the benefits ACA and we couldn’t be more excited to be working with Representative Lowey,” said Tiffany Card, a Nyack resident and the director of public affairs and communications at Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley.

“Congresswoman Lowey has been a fierce advocate for reproductive health my whole life,” said Samantha Lifson, a White Plains constituent and the Community & Online Organizing Coordinator for Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic (PPHP).  “In the face of ongoing attacks on women’s rights, it’s so encouraging to have someone on our side representing us. And the students we work with recognize this as well – very few students from other parts of the country had such a positive visit with their congress member,” she said.

The delegation, which included students from Student at SUNY Stonybrook, spoke with the congresswoman about the October 1, 2013 launch of the health insurance enrollment portion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic will be working with Lowey to educate constituents on the new benefits and opportunities of the ACA. Planned Parenthood is launching “Get Ready to Get Covered,” a national awareness and education campaign that will connect eligible people with resources and the new health insurance plan.

“I am so grateful for all of their work to ensure that women in the Lower Hudson Valley have access to the health care services they need,” Lowey said.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

has customized Hudson Link bus schedules including departure and arrival times for Metro North trains between Tarrytown and Grand Central on routes H07 / H07X. is a web app to ease your cross river commute from Nyack News And Views.

You May Also Like

The Villages

This week in the Villages: On its 25th birthday, we take a look at the potential demise of Palisades Mall in West Nyack. Plus,...

The Villages

This week in the Villages: We’re back with details on the tragic Spring Valley fire that took the lives of five Rocklanders, including two...

The Villages

This week in the Villages: Two local basketball teams featuring small players pulled out huge victories last weekend. Plus, other local news, a weather...