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Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia Endorses 99 Reproductive Rights Champion

"Virginians require bold leadership to defend and expand our access to essential health care, including abortion."

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From Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia:

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia Endorses 99 Reproductive Rights Champions
With reproductive rights under attack across the country, the stakes have never been higher to ensure Virginia elects leaders who will protect abortion rights

[Richmond, Va ] — Today, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia released its list of endorsed candidates for the 2023 Virginia House of Delegates and State Senate elections.

State Senate:

Emily Scott (SD-01)
Jade Harris (SD-03)
Trish White-Boyd (SD-04)
Donna St Clair (SD-08)
Creigh Deeds (SD-11)
Natan McKenzie (SD-12)
Lashrecse Aird (SD-13)
Lamont Bagby (SD-14)
Ghazala Hashmi (SD-15)
Schuyler VanValkenburg (SD-16)
Clint Jenkins (SD-17)
Louise Lucas (SD-18)
Myra Payne (SD-19)
Victoria Luevanos (SD-20)
Angelia Williams Graves (SD-21)
Aaron Rouse (SD-22)
Mamie Locke (SD-23)
Monty Mason (SD-24)
Jolicia Ward (SD-25)
Pam Garner (SD-26)
Jeremy McPike (SD-29)
Danica Roem (SD-30)
Russet Perry (SD-31)
Suhas Subramanyam (SD-32)
Jennifer Carroll Foy (SD-33)
Scott Surovell (SD-34)
Dave Marsden (SD-35)
Stella Pekarsky (SD-36)
Saddam Salim (SD-37)
Jennifer Boysko (SD-38)
Adam Ebbin (SD-39)
Barbara Favola (SD-40)

House of Delegates:

Patrick Hope (HD-01)
Adele McClure (HD-02)
Alphonso Lopez (HD-03)
Charniele Herring (HD-04)
Elizabeth Bennett-Parker (HD-05)
Rip Sullivan (HD-06)
Irene Shin (HD-08)
Karrie Delaney (HD-09)
Dan Helmer (HD-10)
David Bulova (HD-11)
Holly Seibold (HD-12)
Marcus Simon (HD-13)
Vivan Watts (HD-14)
Laura Jane Cohen (HD-15)
Paul Krizek (HD-16)
Mark Sickles (HD-17)
Kathy Tran (HD-18)
Rozia Henson (HD-19)
Michelle Maldonado (HD-20)
Josh Thomas (HD-21)
Travis Nembhard (HD-22)
Candi King (HD-23)
Luke Torian (HD-24)
Briana Sewell (HD-25)
Kannan Srinivasan (HD-26)
Atoosa Reeser (HD-27)
David Reid (HD-28)
Marty Martinez (HD-29)
Rob Banse (HD-30)
Steven Foreman (HD-31)
Bob Smith (HD-33)
Randall Wolf (HD-36)
Sam Rasoul (HD-38)
Lily Franklin (HD-41)
Amy Laufer (HD-55)
Susanna Gibson (HD-57)
Rodney Willett (HD-58)
Rachel Levy (HD-59)
Sara Ratcliffe (HD-62)
Leonard Lacey (HD-64)
Josh Cole (HD-65)
Shelly Simonds (HD-70)
Jessica Anderson (HD-71)
Bilal Raychouni (HD-72)
Stephen Miller-Pitts (HD-75)
Debra Gardner (HD-76)
Michael Jones (HD-77)
Betsy Carr (HD-78)
Rae Cousins (HD-79)
Destiny Bolling (HD-80)
Delores McQuinn (HD-81)
Kimberly Pope Adams (HD-82)
Mary Person (HD-83)
Nadarius Clark (HD-84)
Cia Price (HD-85)
Jarris Taylor (HD-86)
Jeion Ward (HD-87)
Don Scott (HD-88)
Karen Jenkins (HD-89)
Cliff Hayes (HD-91)
Bonita Anthony (HD-92)
Jackie Glass (HD-93)
Phil Hernandez (HD-94)
Alex Askew (HD-95)
Kelly Convirs-Fowler (HD-96)
Michael Feggans (HD-97)
Cat Porterfield (HD-99)

Statement from Jamie Lockhart, executive director of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia:

“A year after the overturning of Roe v. Wade, reproductive rights remain under attack and access to safe, legal abortion has been decimated across the South.  There is no doubt that Virginians require bold leadership to defend and expand our access to essential health care, including abortion. The unacceptable alternative is that Virginia becomes the last state in the South to ban abortion.

Abortion is on the ballot in 2023. It is imperative that Virginia elect candidates who will fight for reproductive freedom. PPAV is proud to endorse these candidates who have committed to oppose any attempts to ban abortion and who are eager to advance a constitutional amendment to enshrine reproductive freedom in our commonwealth’s constitution.”

In addition to elevating endorsed candidates, Planned Parenthood Virginia PAC will support endorsed candidates in key districts through paid communications and field efforts. Americans overwhelmingly support protecting access to abortion. A recent Washington Post-Schar School poll found that 75% of Virginians want abortion laws to be less strict or remain the same. This follows poll results from The Wason Center at Christopher Newport University in January that found that 72% of Virginians want our abortion laws to stay the same or be less restrictive. If an anti-abortion majority is gained in the State Senate and maintained in the House of Delegates, Virginia could see an abortion ban as early as next year.

To see the full list of endorsements, visit our website.

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Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia (PPAV) is a statewide advocacy organization whose mission is to preserve and broaden access to 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 choices.

 

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