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Video: Abortion Rights Win in Virginia; Commonwealth Poised To Protect Reproductive Freedom in Constitution

Hear from Senator-elects Lashrecse Aird, Schuyler VanValkenburg; Delegate-elects Michael Feggans, Josh Thomas


From Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia:

ICYMI: Abortion Rights Win in Virginia; Commonwealth Poised To Protect Reproductive Freedom in Constitution

Virginia voters sent a clear message to Governor Youngkin and the rest of the nation by electing pro-reproductive rights majorities in the State Senate and House of Delegates.

PPAV-endorsed candidates unapologetically made this election about protecting abortion rights, something the majority of people overwhelmingly agree on.

Virginians overwhelmingly demonstrated they were not fooled by Governor Youngkin’s attempt to rebrand his abortion ban or anti-abortion politicians’ attempts to distract from the fact that they want to strip people of a fundamental human right to control their own bodies. Extreme anti-abortion candidates tried everything to win. They failed.

Statement from PPAV Executive Director, Jamie Lockhart: 

“This is a critical victory for health care access and the future of abortion rights in our commonwealth. We look forward to working with all of our allies in the General Assembly who will boldly champion Virginians’ reproductive freedom next legislative session.” MORE

Planned Parenthood Virginia PAC co-sponsored polling with Vote Pro-Choice this cycle, the results of which showed how important Planned Parenthood is as a messenger. Planned Parenthood had a +17 trust differential (+16 with independents.)

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia endorsed 108 candidates for the General Assembly, making it clear to voters who would protect their rights. PPVA PAC invested over $900K in 9 House of Delegates seats and $1M in State Senate races in six critical districts, including the races of Senators-elect Schuyler VanValkenburg, Aaron Rouse, Danica Roem, and Russet Perry.  PPVA PAC invested approximately $870K towards the election of Delegates-elect Josh Thomas, Josh Cole, Nadarius Clark, Phil Hernandez, and Michael Feggans. Over 85,000 canvassing attempts were made for paid doorknocking operations in Western Henrico and Virginia Beach. PPVA PAC sent 22 mail pieces and operated 16 different digital programs, reaching nearly 10 million impressions. Four hundred fifty volunteers completed over 800 shifts, including knocking on 12,000 doors and joining 11 impactful phone banks, making tens of thousands of calls.

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia-endorsed Candidates Who Won Their Elections

State Senate:

Creigh Deeds (SD-11)

Lashrecse Aird (SD-13)

Lamont Bagby (SD-14)

Ghazala Hashmi (SD-15)

Schuyler VanValkenburg (SD-16)

Louise Lucas (SD-18)

Angelia Williams Graves (SD-21)

Aaron Rouse (SD-22)

Mamie Locke (SD-23)

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)

Alfonso Lopez (HD-03)

Charniele Herring (HD-04)

Elizabeth Bennett-Parker (HD-05)

Rip Sullivan (HD-06)

Karen Keys-Gamarra (HD-07)

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)

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)

Sam Rasoul (HD-38)

Katrina Callsen (HD-54)

Amy Laufer (HD-55)

Rodney Willett (HD-58)

Josh Cole (HD-65)

Shelly Simonds (HD-70)

Debra Gardner (HD-76)

Michael Jones (HD-77)

Betsy Carr (HD-78)

Rae Cousins (HD-79)

Destiny Bolling (HD-80)

Delores McQuinn (HD-81)

Nadarius Clark (HD-84)

Cia Price (HD-85)

Jeion Ward (HD-87)

Don Scott (HD-88)

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)

Note: Kimberly Pope Adams (HD-82) (too close to call)


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