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We made history!

On November 8, the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts (PPAF)-endorsed candidates Maura Healey, Kim Driscoll, Andrea Campbell, and Diana Dizoglio won their elections for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and State Auditor respectively, breaking several barriers for women in Massachusetts government. Healey is the first woman and first openly gay person elected Governor of Massachusetts, Healey and Driscoll are the first two-woman ticket elected to executive statewide office in the country, and Campbell is the first Black woman elected to statewide office in Massachusetts.

The November election results were a win for reproductive rights and health care access in Massachusetts, with proven champions for abortion access and reproductive freedom beating anti-choice candidates up and down the ballot.

As Governor, Maura Healey has pledged to use the power of her office to protect abortion rights and remove barriers to care, including fully enforcing Massachusetts’ protections for abortion provider and for patients that receive abortion care in Massachusetts; implementing a mandate that Massachusetts health insurers cover abortion without cost-sharing; taking steps to make emergency contraception more accessible and affordable over the counter; supporting comprehensive, LGBTQ-inclusive sex education; and advancing efforts to protect patients, doctors, and staff at reproductive health clinics from violence or harassment.

Andrea Campbell centered reproductive rights in her campaign for Attorney General (AG) with concrete plans to use the AG’s office to safeguard access to abortion, including pledging to create a cross-bureau reproductive justice unit within the AG’s Office to protect abortion providers and funds from out of state consequences, enforce data privacy laws, develop new ways to hold crisis pregnancy centers accountable, and defend our laws from legal challenges that may originate in and out of state.

PPAF’s endorsed candidates for State Senate and House also won major victories, including Senator Becca Rausch beating back a challenge from anti-abortion State Representative Sean Dooley, and several candidates running for open seats winning handily over anti-abortion opponents, including Paul Mark, Adrianne Ramos, Simon Cataldo, Kate Donaghue, and Chris Flanagan.

Congratulations to PPAF’s endorsed candidates on their victories:

Governor-elect Maura Healey

Lieutenant Governor-elect Kim Driscoll

Attorney General-elect Andrea Campbell

Auditor-elect Diana DiZoglio

State Senator-Elect Paul Mark: Berkshire, Hampden, Franklin, & Hampshire

State Senator Paul Feeney: Bristol & Norfolk

State Senator Michael Rodrigues: First Bristol and Plymouth

State Senator Marc Pacheco: Third Bristol & Plymouth

State Senator-Elect Pavel Payano: First Essex

State Senator Joan Lovely: Second Essex

State Senator Brendan Crighton: Third Essex

State Senator Barry Finegold: Second Essex & Middlesex

State Senator Edward Kennedy: First Middlesex

State Senator Patricia Jehlen: Second Middlesex

State Senator Michael Barrett: Third Middlesex

State Senator Cindy Friedman: Fourth Middlesex

State Senator Jason Lewis: Fifth Middlesex

State Senator Cynthia Creem: Norfolk & Middlesex

State Senator Becca Rausch: Norfolk, Worcester, & Middlesex

State Senator Karen Spilka: Middlesex & Norfolk

State Senator Lydia Edwards: Third Suffolk

State Senator William Brownsberger: Suffolk & Middlesex

State Senator Michael Moore: Second Worcester

State Senator Julian Cyr: Cape & Islands

State Senator Joanne Comerford: Hampshire, Franklin, & Worcester

State Senator Sal DiDomenico: Middlesex & Suffolk

State Senator James Eldridge: Middlesex & Worcester

State Senator-Elect Jake Oliveira: Hampden, Hampshire, & Worcester

State Senator Adam Gomez: Hampden

State Senator Sue Moran: Plymouth & Barnstable

State Senator John Cronin: Worcester & Middlesex

State Senator Anne Gobi: Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire, & Middlesex

State Senator-Elect Robyn Kennedy: First Worcester 

State Senator-Elect Liz Miranda: Second Suffolk

State Representative Dylan Fernandes: Barnstable, Dukes, & Nantucket

State Representative-Elect Christopher Flanagan: 1st Barnstable

State Representative Kip Diggs: 2nd Barnstable 

State Representative Sarah Peake: 4th Barnstable

State Representative John Barrett: 1st Berkshire

State Representative Tricia Farley-Bouvier: 2nd Berkshire

State Representative Smitty Pignatelli: 3rd Berkshire

State Representative James Hawkins: 2nd Bristol

State Representative Carol Doherty: 3rd Bristol

State Representative Patricia Haddad: 5th Bristol

State Representative William Straus: 10th Bristol

State Representative Christopher Hendricks: 11th Bristol

State Representative Antonio Cabral: 13th Bristol

State Representative Adam Scanlon: 14th Bristol

State Representative-Elect Dawne Shand: 1st Essex

State Representative Kristen Kassner: 2nd Essex

State Representative Andy Vargas: 3rd Essex

State Representative-Elect Estela Reyes: 4th Essex

State Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante: 5th Essex

State Representative Jerry Parisella: 6th Essex

State Representative-Elect Manny Cruz: 7th Essex

State Representative-Elect Jenny Armini: 8th Essex

State Representative Daniel Cahill: 10th Essex

State Representative Peter Capano: 11th Essex

State Representative Thomas Walsh: 12th Essex

State Representative Sally Kerans: 13th Essex

State Representative-Elect Adrianne Ramos: 14th Essex

State Representative Ryan Hamilton: 15th Essex

State Representative Frank Moran: 17th Essex

State Representative Tram Nguyen: 18th Essex

State Representative Natalie Blais: 1st Franklin

State Representative Patricia Duffy: 5th Hampden

State Representative-Elect Aaron Saunders: 7th Hampden

State Representative-Elect Shirley Arriaga: 8th Hampden

State Representative Orlando Ramos: 9th Hampden

State Representative Carlos González: 10th Hampden

State Representative Lindsay Sabadosa: 1st Hampshire

State Representative Daniel Carey: 2nd Hampshire

State Representative Mindy Domb: 3rd Hampshire

State Representative Margaret Scarsdale: 1st Middlesex 

State Representative James Arciero: 2nd Middlesex

State Representative Kate Hogan: 3rd Middlesex

State Representative Danielle Gregoire: 4th Middlesex

State Representative David Linsky: 5th Middlesex

State Representative-Elect Priscila Sousa: 6th Middlesex

State Representative Jack Patrick Lewis: 7th Middlesex

State Representative-Elect James Arena-DeRosa: 8th Middlesex

State Representative Tom Stanley: 9th Middlesex

State Representative John Lawn: 10th Middlesex

State Representative Kay Khan: 11th Middlesex

State Representative Ruth Balser: 12th Middlesex

State Representative Carmine Gentile: 13th Middlesex

State Representative-Elect Simon Cataldo: 14th Middlesex

State Representative Michelle Ciccolo: 15th Middlesex

State Representative-Elect Rodney Elliott: 16th Middlesex

State Representative Vanna Howard: 17th Middlesex

State Representative Rady Mom: 18th Middlesex

State Representative Ken Gordon: 21st Middlesex 

State Representative Sean Garballey: 23rd Middlesex

State Representative David Rogers: 24th Middlesex

State Representative Marjorie Decker: 25th Middlesex

State Representative Mike Connolly: 26th Middlesex

State Representative Erika Uyterhoeven: 27th Middlesex

State Representative Steven Owens: 29th Middlesex

State Representative Richard Haggerty: 30th Middlesex

State Representative Michael Day: 31st Middlesex

State Representative Kate Lipper-Garabedian: 32nd Middlesex

State Representative Steve Ultrino: 33rd Middlesex

State Representative Christine Barber: 34th Middlesex

State Representative Dan Sena: 37th Middlesex

State Representative Bruce Ayers: 1st Norfolk

State Representative Tackey Chan: 2nd Norfolk

State Representative Ronald Mariano: 3rd Norfolk

State Representative James Murphy: 4th Norfolk

State Representative Mark Cusack: 5th Norfolk

State Representative William Galvin: 6th Norfolk

State Representative William Driscoll: 7th Norfolk

State Representative Ted Philips: 8th Norfolk

State Representative Jeffrey Roy: 10th Norfolk

State Representative Denise Garlick: 13th Norfolk

State Representative Alice Peisch: 14th Norfolk

State Representative Tommy Vitolo: 15th Norfolk

State Representative Joan Meschino: 3rd Plymouth

State Representative Patrick Kearney: 4th Plymouth

State Representative Josh Cutler: 6th Plymouth

State Representative Gerard Cassidy: 9th Plymouth

State Representative Michelle DuBois: 10th Plymouth

State Representative-Elect Rita Mendes: 11th Plymouth

State Representative Kathleen LaNatra: 12th Plymouth

State Representative Adrian Madaro: 1st Suffolk

State Representative Daniel Ryan: 2nd Suffolk

State Representative Aaron Michlewitz: 3rd Suffolk

State Representative-Elect Chris Worrell: 5th Suffolk

State Representative Chynah Tyler: 7th Suffolk

State Representative Jay Livingstone: 8th Suffolk

State Representative Jon Santiago: 9th Suffolk

State Representative Edward Coppinger: 10th Suffolk

State Representative-Elect Judith Garcia: 11th Suffolk

State Representative Brandy Fluker Oakley: 12th Suffolk

State Representative Dan Hunt: 13th Suffolk

State Representative Rob Consalvo: 14th Suffolk

State Representative-Elect Sam Montaño: 15th Suffolk

State Representative Jessica Giannino: 16th Suffolk

State Representative Kevin Honan: 17th Suffolk

State Representative Michael Moran: 18th Suffolk

State Representative Jonathan Zlotnik: 2nd Worcester

State Representative Michael Kushmerek: 3rd Worcester

State Representative Natalie Higgins: 4th Worcester

State Representative Brian Murray: 10th Worcester

State Representative Meghan Kilcoyne: 12th Worcester

State Representative John Mahoney: 13th Worcester

State Representative Jim O'Day: 14th Worcester

State Representative Mary Keefe: 15th Worcester

State Representative Daniel Donahue: 16th Worcester

State Representative David LeBoeuf: 17th Worcester

State Representative-Elect Kate Donaghue: 19th Worcester


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