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ICYMI: NowThis Exclusive Media Partner for Planned Parenthood Action Fund Presidential Forum

Announcement in the Wake of NowThis’ Comprehensive Original Coverage of Abortion Bans Nationwide
Company Release
June 12, 2019

Today, The New York Times reported that NowThis will serve as an official media partner for Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s presidential forum on June 22nd in South Carolina.

Confirmed Candidates for We Decide: Planned Parenthood Action Fund 2020 Election Membership Forum
Vice President Joe Biden
Senator Cory Booker
Mayor Pete Buttigieg
Secretary Julián Castro
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Governor John Hickenlooper
Governor Jay Inslee
Congressman Tim Ryan
Senator Bernie Sanders
Congressman Eric Swalwell

The announcement arrives as NowThis continues its exclusive, on the ground coverage of both nationwide and global abortion bans in Georgia, Alabama, Missouri, Arkansas, El Salvador, and Argentina, as well as op-ed content to inform and engage millions of young viewers.  

"As abortion bans sweep the country, NowThis is investing in robust, fact based coverage featuring medical providers, elected officials, and activists who are demonstrating the real-life impact of restrictive laws," said Tina Exarhos, NowThis' Chief Content Officer. "NowThis looks forward to partnering with Planned Parenthood Action Fund for this important presidential forum, and to share the candidates' approach to reproductive rights with our millions of young viewers."
 
Select NowThis Original Coverage

NowThis Exclusive: NowThis interviewed Alabama resident Travis Jackson, a war veteran and clinic escort at one of the three remaining abortion clinics in the state who talks fighting for reproductive rights both in and out of uniform. 
View the story here.

NowThis Exclusive: In Missouri, Dr. David Eisenberg, an abortion provider in the state’s last remaining clinic, discusses new restrictions that will require physicians like him to perform medically uneccessary pelvic exams on any woman seeking an abortion. 
View the story here.  

NowThis Exclusive: Arkansas based Dr. Stephanie Ho explains “trigger bans” that would rapidly end abortion access across the country.
View the story here.

NowThis Exclusive Op-Ed: In Georgia, former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams discusses how to fight back against abortion bans in the political sphere. 
View the story here.  

NowThis Op-Ed: NowThis Senior Correspondent and Managing Editor Versha Sharma on five ways to fight back against abortion bans. 
View the story here.

NowThis Op-ed: NowThis news team Senior Producer and expectant mother Carly Figueroa explains the landscape of attacks on abortion rights and the impact of continued restrictions. 
View the story here.

About NowThis:
NowThis is the # 1 mobile news publisher in the world. They have a singular mission: to make news engaging and relevant for young adults by humanizing our complicated world. By providing insightful context from a youth perspective, NowThis has revolutionized how news is delivered today. Launched in 2012, NowThis’ entertaining, inspiring and informative videos are created for a mobile generation and receive 2.5 billion monthly views. In December 2016, NowThis joined forces with Thrillist, The Dodo and Seeker to form Group Nine Media. 

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Priyanka Mantha

Director of Communications, NowThis

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