The reactions Aslan has received in wake of the impending I Stand IPA release have been both wonderful and overwhelming. In late April a decision was made by the Aslan team to reach out to Mount Baker Planned Parenthood in hopes of sparking a partnership. This decision to do so was a result of weeks of deliberation, and one we did not take lightly. Ultimately, reaching out to MBPP seemed right. We were all well aware of the reactions, good and bad, that would result from this decision. But the weight of the partnership seemed too great to pass up. Given the current political climate and changes in federal leadership we found ourselves in a unique position to throw our support towards an organization that our staff unanimously believes in.
By highlighting MBPP’s importance to the community, our aim was to not engage in political discourse, but provide facts:
Simply put, thousands of local residents with lower than average income need MBPP and their low cost services.
Using Aslan’s public reach we could give MBPP a platform to dispel misinformation and also promote what we believe are essential health service needs. While raising money for MBPP is an added bonus, the gesture of support goes much further. Providing customers the option to purchase an I Stand IPA will give everyone the opportunity to support MBPP financially, but also stand with them.
Jack Lamb, CEO of Aslan, says it clearly: “Aslan will always make a stand for human rights and quality healthcare, simple as that, which is why this collaboration is a great fit. Together, we hope to bolster the conversation surrounding sexual health, raise funds for local MBPP locations, and have some fun while we do it!”