Planned Parenthood Votes Announces Growing Investment, New Ad in Georgia Senate Runoff
For Immediate Release: Nov. 17, 2022
Growing seven-figure electoral program will work to re-elect abortion rights champion Sen. Raphael Warnock on December 6
GEORGIA — Today, Planned Parenthood Votes announced a new ad and growing seven-figure investment in Georgia’s high-stakes U.S. Senate race, which is now headed to a runoff election on December 6. The continued investment builds on months of work in Georgia to re-elect abortion rights champion Sen. Raphael Warnock.
Statement from Amy Kennedy, spokesperson for Planned Parenthood Votes in Georgia:
“All eyes are on Georgia, where our rights are still on the ballot and our work is not yet done. Given the threats in the near and long-term to abortion access, every seat in the U.S Senate makes a difference. Abortion undeniably redefined the midterms and motivated people to the polls like never before, defying history and punditry to further prove that reproductive freedom is a winning issue. Planned Parenthood Votes has worked around the clock to elect abortion rights champions in Georgia, already securing crucial victories in key U.S. Congressional races, and we will carry that momentum forward through the Dec. 6 runoff to ensure that Georgians return Sen. Raphael Warnock to Washington.”
Planned Parenthood Votes today launched a new digital ad, “Can’t Be Trusted,” urging Georgians to reject anti-abortion rights zealot Herschel Walker, whose campaign has been defined by lies and hypocrisy.
The 15-second spot reminds viewers that Walker is wildly out of touch with the majority of Georgians who oppose abortion bans, using his own words: “There’s not a national ban on abortion right now, and I think that’s a problem,” Walker tells reporters in the clip. He also opposes any exceptions to abortion bans, even in cases of rape, incest, or to save the pregnant person’s life. “There’s no exception in my mind,” Walker has said.
The growing investment in Georgia is part of “Take Control,” Planned Parenthood advocacy and political organizations’ largest-ever electoral program, and will continue to fund voter outreach and engagement in the Peach State. Planned Parenthood Votes will mobilize Georgians again through door-to-door canvassing, phone- and text-banking, direct mail, events, and more — all tactics successfully used to reach hundreds of thousands of Georgia voters ahead of the Nov. 8 midterm election.
Historic turnout in Georgia this cycle — including more than 500,000 new voters registering before the midterm election, record-breaking early voting, and nearly 4 million total ballots cast — propelled abortion rights champions to victory in other important races: Planned Parenthood Action Fund-endorsed candidates Sanford Bishop, Hank Johnson, Nikema Williams, Lucy McBath, and David Scott all won their elections for U.S. Congressional districts GA-02, GA-04, GA-05, GA-07, and GA-13, respectively.
Early voting for the runoff varies by county, with most beginning by Monday, Nov. 28 and running through Friday, Dec. 2. Election Day is Tuesday, Dec. 6, and polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Planned Parenthood Votes is an independent expenditure political committee registered with the Federal Election Commission.
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