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Thu Feb 2, 2012, 03:51 PM

Texas Oil Exec Lee Fikes and his wife Amy contribute $250k to PP

a "Breast Health Emergency Fund.

See, not everything in Texas is bad.

Thank you!

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Led by a generous $250,000 gift from Amy and Lee Fikes’ foundation, Planned Parenthood has established a Breast Health Emergency Fund to provide immediate funding to ensure that Planned Parenthood health centers can continue to provide breast cancer screenings and care that had previously been supported by Komen.
http://www.plannedparenthood.org/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/alarmed-saddened-komen-foundation-succumbing-political-pressure-planned-parenthood-launches-fun-38629.htm
Amy and Lee Fikes said: “Our family is saddened that the far right has relentlessly and successfully pressured the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation to cut funding for breast screening, referral, and education support to low-income women who, until now, have been able to depend on the partnership between Komen and Planned Parenthood for their health. In response to this disappointing news, our family foundation has granted $250,000 to establish a Breast Health Fund at Planned Parenthood, so that their health centers across the country can continue to put the real needs of women ahead of right wing ideology. We encourage others to join us in replacing the funds lost, so that no woman’s health is imperiled by Komen’s unfortunate decision.” (See below for full statement.)

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Reply Texas Oil Exec Lee Fikes and his wife Amy contribute $250k to PP (Original post)
Horse with no Name Feb 2012 OP
Ian David Feb 2012 #1
gopiscrap Feb 2012 #2
Carolina Feb 2012 #3
tallahasseedem Feb 2012 #4
gateley Feb 2012 #9
EFerrari Feb 2012 #13
Pisces Feb 2012 #5
Angry Dragon Feb 2012 #6
gateley Feb 2012 #7
w8liftinglady Feb 2012 #8
gateley Feb 2012 #10
angel823 Feb 2012 #15
avaistheone1 Feb 2012 #11
EFerrari Feb 2012 #12
joeybee12 Feb 2012 #14
Ilsa Feb 2012 #16
Horse with no Name Feb 2012 #17

Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 03:53 PM

1. Bloomberg is donating $250,000 in matching funds. PP raised $600,000 in donations yesterday.

Plus this Texas dude's donation.

Wow, this might be the best thing to ever happen to Planned Parenthood.

Thank you, Komen Foundation!

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 03:53 PM

2. Wow this might turn out to be really good

for Planned Parenthood!

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 03:56 PM

3. Wonderful news

The backlash against Komen cometh!

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 03:59 PM

4. Good for them!

This Komen disaster could actually help the PP reputation!

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Response to tallahasseedem (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 04:12 PM

9. I was just thinking -- this could be the best thing that could

have happened to them!

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Response to gateley (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 04:20 PM

13. I tweeted my thanks both to @kormenforthecure and to @karenhandel.

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 03:59 PM

5. Thank you to these generous people.

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 04:07 PM

6. Rec for the Fikes

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 04:12 PM

7. Excellent! Never thought I'd approve of anything an oil exec did, but I give

my respect in this instance.

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 04:12 PM

8. I just want to stress that progressives DO live in Texas

http://fundrace.huffingtonpost.com/neighbors.php?type=name&lname=Fikes

The Fikes contribution list for 2011/2012 looks like a "Democratic Dream" list

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Response to w8liftinglady (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 04:14 PM

10. +1! Ann Richards is beaming! nt

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Response to w8liftinglady (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 05:21 PM

15. yes indeed

There are progressives in Texas!

Angel in Texas

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 04:14 PM

11. Thank you. Thank you.

 

Amazingly good!

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 04:15 PM

12. If we Tweet, FB and email thanks, it couldn't hurt.

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 04:21 PM

14. DU LOVES TEXAS!

 

Today, we do...great news.

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 08:34 PM

16. K&R for great Texans! nt

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 10:07 AM

17. kick because they actually DONATED the money at the first

and didn't offer to match funds...which is great too that Bloomberg did it...but this is actual cash on hand.

But I haven't been seeing anyone cover it or talk about it. It isn't even alongside our front page like Bloomberg's is.

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