Internet giant Google is sponsoring an event honoring Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood – the nation’s largest abortion provider.
Google is a Platinum ($25,000) sponsor of the Center for Community Change’s “Community Champions Awards” event, which will be held Thursday, October 12, at the Howard Center in Washington, D.C., a Google spokesperson confirmed to CNSNews.com on Monday.
The annual event honors “Heroes on the Front Lines of Resistance,” the Center’s website says:
“Too frequently, we focus only on the final outcome of a campaign instead of taking a moment to honor the often-unsung heroes behind the scenes. The Community Change Champion Awards were created to do just that: to recognize the people and organizations whose work is making progress toward social justice a reality. We honor work that reshapes the political landscape and challenges us to press forward toward a better world.”
This year, the awards event will honor Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood, as a "Champion in Community Activism." According to its 2015-2016 annual report, Planned Parenthood performed 328,348 abortions in its latest fiscal year.
A number of unions are also sponsoring the event, including:
- SEIU, the two million member Service Employees International Union ($50,000),
- The American Federation of Government Employees ($10,000),
- AFSCME, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees ($10,000),
- The American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO ($2,500),
- The American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO ($1,000)