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WE DECIDE 2020: Planned Parenthood Votes Launches ‘We Decide’ Electoral Program

PLANNED PARENTHOOD VOTES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, January 16, 2020
CONTACT: Planned Parenthood Votes Media Office; 212-261-4433; [email protected]
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Planned Parenthood advocacy and political organizations kick off election year by mobilizing supporters around the country, launching electoral website WeDecide2020.org

WATCH: We Decide Launch Video 

Washington, DC Today, Planned Parenthood Votes launched “We Decide 2020,” Planned Parenthood advocacy and political organizations’ people-powered electoral program to elect champions for reproductive rights up and down the ballot in 2020. 

Planned Parenthood Votes launched We Decide with a new website, WeDecide2020.org, which will provide a one-stop shop for information on the election, candidates, and how to get involved. Also released today was the We Decide launch video, which highlights the stakes for reproductive freedom and the opportunity we have to take back our power in 2020. Planned Parenthood Votes will promote this video with a five-figure digital buy in target battleground states.

Throughout the month of January, Planned Parenthood advocacy and political organizations around the country will be mobilizing Planned Parenthood’s 13 million supporters for the launch of We Decide to help people get involved and build on their power for the upcoming election.

Statement from Jenny Lawson, executive director, Planned Parenthood Votes:

“For too long, politicians in power have stood on the wrong side of the people. From the wave of abortion bans to the gutting of affordable birth control programs to the confirmation of anti-abortion judges, the attacks on our health and rights from Trump and his buddies in Congress have been unprecedented. Our country is at a crossroads, but now it’s time for us to reclaim our power. In 2020, we’re fighting back and electing reproductive champions up and down the ballot — because our futures depend on it. And we have a message to the out-of-touch politicians who have spent their careers attacking our rights, our bodies, and our health care: We Decide.”

 

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“We Decide 2020” will be Planned Parenthood advocacy and political organizations’ largest electoral program ever. Last year, Planned Parenthood advocacy and political organizations announced a historic investment of at least $45 million in key battleground states during the 2020 cycle. Planned Parenthood Votes also released a “Candidate Spotlight” tool that details the presidential candidates’ stances on birth control, abortion access, reproductive health care, and more.

Poll after poll shows that voters want champions for reproductive health — including the right to access a safe and legal abortion — in public office, and that politicians who want to take those rights away aren’t just pursuing bad policy, but a bad political strategy. Support for abortion access is at an all-time high, and there is no state in the nation where banning abortion is popular. Voters overwhelmingly elected reproductive health champions in both the 2018 and 2019 elections, while soundly rejecting the false and debunked attacks from anti-abortion politicians. For a fact sheet with more details on why supporting abortion is a winning political issue, click here.

Background: Reproductive health is a top issue for voters in the 2020 election — and a winning issue for candidates.

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Planned Parenthood Votes is an independent expenditure political committee registered with the Federal Election Commission.