From Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia, with just two weeks to go until Election Day 2023.
Planned Parenthood Virginia PAC Releases Get Out the Vote Ad Ahead of Critical Virginia Election
New ad focuses voters’ attention on potential abortion ban
Richmond, Va – With two weeks until Election Day, Planned Parenthood Virginia PAC released a new digital ad to reach voters in seven competitive districts. The new ad highlights Republican candidates’ plan to ban abortion. As has been reported by NBC News and Jezebel, Republican candidates have been caught talking about their plans to ban abortion despite Governor Youngkin’s attempts to rebrand his anti-abortion agenda as anything but an abortion ban. The ads encourage voters in HD-21, HD-57, HD-65, HD-97, SD-16, SD-24, and SD-31 to cast their votes for Josh Thomas, Susanna Gibson, Joshua Cole, Michael Feggans, Schuyler VanValkenburg, Monty Mason, and Russet Perry, respectively this election season.
These final Get Out the Vote (GOTV) ads are part of a comprehensive $1.5 million plan by Planned Parenthood Virginia PAC to reach more than 150,000 voters in key districts through door knocking, phone calls, digital ads, and mail and ensure they know abortion is on the ballot.
Jamie Lockhart, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Virginia PAC:
“Reproductive freedom in the Commonwealth is on the line. Governor Youngkin told us what he will do if he has an anti-abortion legislature after this election: he will ban abortion. And we know he won’t stop at 15 weeks. Youngkin has made clear that he will sign any piece of anti-abortion legislation that makes it to his desk. Virginians support abortion rights and rightly do not trust Republican politicians on the issue of abortion. Virginians overwhelmingly agree that abortion is a deeply personal decision that should remain between a patient and their health care provider – not politicians. Our new ad reminds Virginians that they have until November 7th to stop Youngkin and his anti-abortion extremist allies in their tracks and to protect our reproductive freedom.”