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Watch Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards at Code

Richards was interviewed by Kara Swisher on our Code Conference stage.

Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood, Code 2017 Asa Mathat

Cecile Richards joined Planned Parenthood as president in 2006, and under her leadership, the number of Planned Parenthood supporters has more than doubled, reaching nine million. Every year, approximately 650 affiliate health centers nationwide provide health-care services to 2.5 million patients, and sex education and outreach to 1.5 million people; its website receives 60 million visits a year from individuals seeking health-care services and education in both English and Spanish. The daughter of former Texas governor Ann Richards, she also served as deputy chief of staff for House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, and in 2004, she founded and served as president of America Votes, a coalition of national grassroots organizations working to maximize registration, education and voter participation.

Watch her interview with Kara Swisher from our Code Conference live today, June 1, at 9:10 am PT / 12:10 pm ET.

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