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Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia Endorses 40 Reproductive Health Care Champions for State Senate and House of Delegates

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From Planned Parenthood of Virginia:

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia Endorses 40 Reproductive Health Care Champions for State Senate and House of Delegates

Richmond, Va. — Today, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia endorsed 40 incumbents for the State Senate and House of Delegates. Each candidate has maintained a 100% voting record in support of sexual and reproductive health and rights. With President Trump in the White House and Justice Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, Virginians must elect leaders who will create backstops to Trump’s harmful anti-abortion agenda. In fact, 66 percent of Virginians support Roe v. Wade. Voters have made it clear, they want more access to health care, including safe, legal abortion.

Statement from Jenny Black, Chair, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia:

“This year, Virginians experienced first-hand Trump’s callous and dangerous anti-abortion agenda. Extremist groups turned private health care decisions made by families in the Commonwealth into a national campaign built on lies and misinformation in order to ban abortion. This election is a pivotal moment for Virginians to send a clear message to outside extremist groups and the Trump administration: we will not allow our community to be political collateral.

The incumbents endorsed stood strong for reproductive rights and health care, including safe, legal abortion. In the face of relentless attacks, they fought for the more than 26,000 patients who rely on Planned Parenthood for birth control, STD testing, and treatment, primary care, transgender care, including hormone therapy, and abortion. We look forward to continuing the work to not only protect access to health care but to expand it too. They are the types of leaders to effect change in Virginia. Our futures and our lives depend on them.”

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia and Planned Parenthood Virginia PAC will be educating voters and turning them out on Election Day. The campaign will reach hundreds of thousands of voters at their doors, online, and through the mail. Among other efforts, the program includes:

  • An army of volunteers and canvassers to knock on approximately 40,000 doors;  and
  • An online and digital program that will reach over 150,000 people across targeted districts.

Additional endorsements will be made in the weeks ahead.

Endorsed Incumbents:

  • Delegate Jennifer Carroll-Foy, District 2
  • Delegate Wendy Gooditis, District 10
  • Delegate Sam Rasoul, District 11
  • Delegate Chris Hurst, District 12
  • Delegate Danica Roem, District 13
  • Delegate Kelly Fowler, District 21
  • Delegate Elizabeth Guzman, District 31
  • Delegate David Reid, District 32
  • Delegate Murphy Kathleen, District 34
  • Delegate Mark Keam, District 35
  • Delegate Ken Plum, District 36
  • Delegate David Bulova, District 37
  • Delegate Kaye Kory, District 38
  • Delegate Vivian Watts, District 39
  • Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn, District 41
  • Delegate Kathy Tran, District 42
  • Delegate Mark Sickles, District 43
  • Delegate Paul Krizek, District 44
  • Delegate Mark Levine, District 45
  • Delegate Charniele Herring, District 46
  • Delegate Patrick Hope, District 47
  • Delegate Rip Sullivan, District 48
  • Delegate Alfonso Lopez, District 49
  • Delegate Lee Carter, District 50
  • Delegate Hala Ayala, District 51
  • Delegate Luke Torian, District 52
  • Delegate Marcus Simon, District 53
  • Delegate Kerrie Delaney, District 67
  • Delegate Betsy Carr, District 69
  • Delegate Schuyler VanValkenburg, District 72
  • Delegate Mike Mullin, District 93
  • Senator Jennifer McClellan, District 9
  • Senator John Edwards, District 21
  • Senator Barbara Favola, District 31
  • Senator Janet Howell, District 32
  • Senator Jennifer Boysko, District 33
  • Senator Dick Saslaw, District 35
  • Senator Scott Surovell, District 36
  • Senator Dave Marsden, District 37
  • Senator George Barker, District 39

Paid for by Planned Parenthood Virginia PAC. Not authorized by any candidate.