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November 2, 2017

Contact: Casey Olesko 201.647.5502 / [email protected]

Women’s health advocates #PickUpThePaperForPP

Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey encourages supporters to take selfies with ads for Murphy running in 13 of New Jersey’s daily newspapers

TRENTON, NJ — With less than one week left until the gubernatorial election, Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey (PPAFNJ) is ramping up efforts to get out the vote for Phil Murphy. PPAFNJ has taken full page color ads in 13 of New Jersey’s major daily newspapers to say that Murphy is the champion New Jersey needs to stand up for women and families and fight cuts to Planned Parenthood and family planning services, which include lifesaving cancer screenings and sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment. PPAFNJ is asking their supporters to take selfies with the ad and share them on social media, using the hashtag #PickUpThePaperForPP.

“This election is critical for the future of healthcare in New Jersey,” said Christine Sadovy, Political and Legislative Director with Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey. “We want voters to know that that Phil Murphy is the only candidate who will defend women’s health and rights.”

As the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress continually take steps to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, the next governor of New Jersey will play a crucial role in the future of affordable, quality health care in New Jersey. Yet, in spite of these alarming statistics around cancer and STDs in New Jersey, on Monday Kim Guadagno stated that she would not restore funding for preventive reproductive health services – because providers like Planned Parenthood also offer abortion services.

Murphy, on the other hand, has promised to restore and expand funding for desperately needed family planning programs and services. He also has promised to work to ensure that all-FDA approved methods of contraception are accessible to New Jersey women with no out-of-pocket costs.

In addition to the ads, New Jersey residents will find PPAFNJ and their volunteers at train stations, knocking on doors and making phone calls to get out the vote for Murphy through Election Day.

“Reproductive health has been at risk in New Jersey for the past eight years,” said Sadovy. “We now have an opportunity to elect Murphy, who will change the terrible legacy of the last administration.”

A sample version of the ad can be viewed here. Ads are running in the following papers: Asbury Park Press, The Record, Burlington County Times, Courier News, Courier-Post, Daily Record, Home News Tribune, The Jersey Journal, New Jersey Herald, The Press of Atlantic City, South Jersey Times, The Star-Ledger, The Times of Trenton. Follow along today with Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey on Facebook and Twitter.