Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia Endorses
Terry McAuliffe for Governor
Rally at Virginia GOP Convention , “Keep Ken Out” Campaign Educates Voters About What’s At Stake for Women’s Health
RICHMOND — Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia today announced its endorsement of Terry McAuliffe for Virginia Governor.
“The stakes could not be higher for women in Virginia this election. That is why on behalf of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia and the women and families that depend on Planned Parenthood for affordable, quality health care, I’m proud to announce our endorsement of Terry McAuliffe for governor. Terry McAuliffe will be a champion for women’s health and economic security in the commonwealth and we look forward to supporting him throughout the campaign,” said Dr. Laura Meyers, board chair of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia. “Ken Cuccinelli’s career has been focused on denying Virginia women access to preventive health care. Our PAC is committed to educating voters on Ken Cuccinelli’s record and the disastrous results for women’s health in the commonwealth, if he is elected governor.”
“If we learned anything from the 2012 election, it’s that women are sick and tired of politicians like Ken Cuccinelli who want to insert themselves into women’s personal, private medical decisions. Ken Cuccinelli is bad for women’s health and economic security and keeping him out of the Virginia governor’s mansion is one of our top priorities,” said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund.
The Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Planned Parenthood Votes and Planned Parenthood Virginia PAC have been leading the charge to educate voters about what’s at stake for women’s health in advance of the November election. The campaign is called “Keep Ken Out” and you can learn more here: www.keepkenout.org.
Building on their successful 2012 electoral work in Virginia, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Planned Parenthood Votes and Planned Parenthood Virginia PAC plan to educate and mobilize thousands of voters about Ken Cuccinelli’s dangerous agenda for women’s health and economic security – highlighting that he is a leading opponent of the Affordable Care Act’s no co-pay birth control benefit, and a staunch opponent of safe and legal abortion.
You can view a view a comparison of the candidates here: http://keepkenout.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/KKO_Comp_051413_vF.pdf
Below are some of the most recent “Keep Ken Out” campaign highlights.
· Leading into this weekend’s Virginia Republican Convention, Planned Parenthood Action Fund is running a series of Web ads where Ken Cuccinelli pops up in places where no politician belongs, including the doctor’s office and the bedroom. In one ad, the female narrator warns voters that Cuccinelli is “trying to put himself in the middle of our most personal decisions.” The ads are targeting Virginia women and you can view them here: http://youtu.be/DZ6tKc3hOSI; and here: http://keepkenout.org/cuccinelli-ads/
· , Planned Parenthood Virginia PAC supporters will rally at the Virginia Republican Convention in Richmond where Pillamina, a human-sized birth control pill pack will join supporters and volunteers to amplify the message that Ken Cuccinelli is wrong for women’s health and wrong for Virginia.
· Planned Parenthood Virginia PAC is also running organizational meetings across the state to recruit and train our supporters to volunteer for the Keep Ken Out campaign. We know that the more women learn about Cuccinelli – the less likely they are to vote for him.
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Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia (PPAV) is a statewide 501(c)(4) advocacy organization whose mission is to preserve and broaden reproductive health care through legislation, public education, electoral activity and litigation in the Commonwealth of Virginia. PPAV works to ensure that individuals and families have the freedom, information, and ability to make their own informed reproductive decisions.
Paid for by Planned Parenthood Action Fund and Planned Parenthood Virginia PAC.
Authorized by Terry McAuliffe, candidate for governor.