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Virginia Young People Tell Trump, “Hands off our birth control”

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From the great folks at Planned Parenthood:

Young People tell Trump, “Hands off our birth control”

On 20 college campuses, students reached over 2,700 voters

Richmond, Va. – This weekend, Planned Parenthood Generation Action and NextGen Virginia college chapters hosted a massive “Reclaiming My Health” day of action at 20 college campuses across the Commonwealth, reaching 2,759 voters. Young people know that the issues that matter most to Virginians, like women’s economic equality, access to care at Planned Parenthood health centers and expanding Medicaid are on the line in this election. That is why they mobilized to educate their peers and turnout voters for reproductive health champions Dr. Ralph Northam, Justin Fairfax, and Attorney General Mark Herring.

Healthcare is a top issue for young voters. On National Voter Registration Day, Planned Parenthood Generation Action and NextGen teamed up to organize student voter registration drives on campuses. In an interview with the Cavalier Daily at UVA’s voter registration event, freshman Alexis Allen cited her concern about attacks on Planned Parenthood and communities of color as motivation to vote in the November election.

Quote from Jennifer Allen, chief executive of Planned Parenthood Virginia PAC and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia:

“The day after Trump announced his latest attack on birth control access, college students took to the streets to educate their peers and their neighbors about the importance of Virginia’s 2017 elections. Our health is on the ballot on November 7. Young people are fired up like never before to fight for reproductive rights and to elect candidates who support Planned Parenthood, including Dr. Ralph Northam, Justin Fairfax, and Attorney General Mark Herring,” said Jennifer Allen, chief executive of Planned Parenthood Virginia PAC and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia.

30 days out from the election, Planned Parenthood of Virginia PAC has…

  • Knocked on 86,724 doors
  • Held 388 events statewide
  • Filled 653 volunteer shifts

Polling shows that 80 percent of voters support Planned Parenthood and reject efforts to block patients who rely on Medicaid from accessing life-saving care at Planned Parenthood. In addition, 20 national polls all show overwhelming support for Planned Parenthood. A PerryUndem poll found that even 57% of Trump voters oppose actions that would prohibit women from accessing birth control, well-woman care, and cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood.

Photo Credit: Planned Parenthood PAC Virginia

Photo Credit: Planned Parenthood PAC Virginia

Photo Credit: Planned Parenthood PAC Virginia

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Paid for by Planned Parenthood Virginia PAC. Authorized by Ralph Northam, candidate for Governor, Justin Fairfax, candidate for Lieutenant Governor, and Mark Herring, candidate for Attorney General.