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PPAF endorsed 16 candidates for State Senate and 32 for State Representative ahead of the September 6th Primary Election 

BOSTON – Today, the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts (PPAF) announced 48 legislative endorsements, backing many incumbents who have been leaders in the House and Senate in advancing reproductive rights, abortion access, and health equity, as well as eight newcomers running for open seats. 

“As millions of people lose access to abortion and politicians threaten to restrict all reproductive rights across the country, we need elected leaders that are bold, effective, unapologetic champions for sexual and reproductive health and rights to ensure Massachusetts remains a beacon for reproductive freedom and a safe place to access care,” said Dr. Jennifer Childs-Roshak, president of the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts. “We are proud to endorse a group of candidates who will fight tirelessly for the health and safety of Planned Parenthood patients and providers in the state legislature and who will work to make care affordable and accessible to all in Massachusetts.  

PPAF endorses candidates who have strong records in supporting sexual and reproductive health access and who will continue to prioritize the health and wellbeing of Planned Parenthood patients in the face of unprecedented attacks on bodily autonomy and the most severe restrictions on sexual and reproductive health care in 50 years. While the right to abortion is protected in Massachusetts under the ROE Act, PPAF’s legislative priorities focus on making abortion care more accessible and affordable statewide; protecting patients and providers that seek or deliver care that is legal in Massachusetts; expanding access to birth control and comprehensive sex education across the state; and combating systemic health inequities, especially for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities. 

The Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts proudly endorses:  

For State Senate: 

Kathleen Crogan-Camara, Norfolk, Plymouth, and Bristol 

Paul Mark, Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin, and Hampden 

Jake Oliveira, Hampden, Hampshire, and Worcester 

Cynthia Stone Creem, Norfolk and Middlesex 

Brendan Crighton, 3rd Essex 

Julian Cyr, Cape and Islands 

Sal DiDomenico, Middlesex and Suffolk 

Jamie Eldridge, Middlesex and Worcester 

Paul Feeney, Bristol and Norfolk 

Barry Finegold, 2nd Essex and Middlesex 

Cindy Friedman, 4th Middlesex 

Adam Gomez, Hampden 

Jason Lewis, 5th Middlesex 

Joan Lovely, 2nd Essex 

Susan Moran, Plymouth and Barnstable 

Becca Rausch, Norfolk, Worcester, and Middlesex 

For State Representative: 

James Arena-DeRosa, 8th Middlesex 

Simon Cataldo, 14th Middlesex 

Teresa English, 22nd Middlesex 

Stephen Fishman, 11th Worcester 

Sam Montaño, 15th Suffolk 

Nichole Mossalam, 35th Middlesex 

Margareth Shepard, 6th Middlesex 

Christine Barber, 34th Middlesex 

Ruth Balser, 12th Middlesex 

Mike Connolly, 26th Middlesex 

Manny Cruz, 7th Essex 

Mike Day, 31st Middlesex 

Marjorie Decker, 25th Middlesex 

Tricia Farley-Bouvier, 2nd Berskshire 

Christopher Flanagan, 1st Barnstable 

Ken Gordon, 21st Middlesex 

Jim Hawkins, 2nd Bristol  

Vanna Howard, 17th Middlesex 

Natalie Higgins, 4th Worcester 

Kay Khan, 11th Middlesex  

David LeBoeuf, 17th Worcester 

Jack Patrick Lewis, 7th Middlesex 

Adrian Madaro, 1st Suffolk 

Tram Nguyen, 18th Essex 

Jim O’Day, 14th Worcester 

Sarah Peake, 4th Barnstable 

Smitty Pignatelli, 3rd Berkshire 

Lindsay Sabadosa, 1st Hampshire 

Margaret Scarsdale, 1st Middlesex 

Tom Stanley, 9th Middlesex 

Erica Uyterhoeven, 27th Middlesex 

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