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Meet Our Candidates: Juan Mendez for State Senate, LD 26

Your power at the polls can be a force for change! The Arizona general election will be held on November 3, 2020. Reproductive health has been under attack, both nationally and statewide, but you can join Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona to back our endorsed candidates —  and put our health and rights first.

Aug. 12, 2020

Meet Our Candidates: Kristin Dybvig-Pawelko for State Representative, LD 15

Your power at the polls can be a force for change! The Arizona primary election will be held on August 4, 2020 — and early voting has already started. Reproductive health has been under attack, both nationally and statewide, but you can join Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona to back our endorsed candidates —  and put our health and rights first. We’re highlighting their campaigns in our “Meet Our Candidates” interviews, to inform and empower your vote in 2020!

Aug. 7, 2020

PPAA’s 2020 Candidate Endorsements: 100 Days Out

Every week, more and more polls indicate Vice President Biden and Mark Kelly are poised to lead a historic Blue Wave through Arizona this November. Now under 100 days out from the general election, the wave shows signs of washing a new Arizona majority into Phoenix as well. If Democrats in the House of Representatives and Senate are to take control for the first time in over thirty years, they will need their seasoned hands on the reins of leadership. Liberal champions of reproductive justice including Representatives Athena Salman and Andres Castro, as well as Senator Juan Mendez are prepared to lead the fight for a more progressive vision for Arizona. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona is proud to endorse all three dedicated public servants in their primary elections TOMORROW August 4th and into the general in November.

Aug. 3, 2020

STD Awareness: Can the HPV Vaccine Prevent Head-and-Neck Cancer?

The HPV vaccine Gardasil protects against human papillomavirus, a prolific virus that causes many types of cancer. In fact, although it was initially approved to prevent cervical cancer, the most common HPV-associated cancer is head-and-neck cancer. Last month, Gardasil 9 was finally approved for the prevention of head-and-neck cancer.

July 29, 2020

PPAA’s 2020 Candidate Endorsements: Leadership to Trust In

In a time of declining trust in government, public institutions and the commitment of civil servants, Arizona needs leadership that they know will be dedicated to furthering the cause of reproductive justice and progress for all. Productive legislators are the best legislators, and that is why Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona is excited to endorse Representative Daniel Hernandez, and Senators Andrea Dalessandro and Lela Alston. Arizona’s challenges are many, and time is short, this is a time for legislators who get things done. Let’s support them in winning their primaries on August 4th and get them back to Phoenix to keep up their good work.

July 29, 2020

PPAA’s 2020 Candidate Endorsements: Ballots have dropped, early voting started, and these candidates need your vote!

We are quickly approaching the August 4th primary date and we want to highlight two recently endorsed candidates for their desire to push democracy forward. PPAA is proud to endorse Gabriella Cazares-Kelly for Pima County Recorder and Stephanie Stahl Hamilton for Arizona House of Representatives - LD 10. These candidates are in competitive primaries and they need your help! 

July 23, 2020

Abortion Access Precedent Confirmed: June v. Russo

In 2016, I posted “Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt: Finally, Facts Matter,” applauding the U.S. Supreme Court for its decision to strike down a Texas law that required abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges within 30 miles of their clinic, causing more than half the state’s abortion clinics to shut down.

On June 29, 2020, in June Medical Services v. Russo (June), the court struck down Louisiana’s near-identical attempt to erect barriers to abortion. 

July 20, 2020

PPAA’s 2020 Candidate Endorsements: Your Local Progressives

The adage “all politics is local'' can be easily associated with Arizona. It is local officials who are keeping our society running, even in the midst of this ongoing global pandemic. Dedicated to ensuring that justice prevails in Arizona, attorneys Will Knight, of Maricopa County, and  Laura Conover, of Pima County, are incredible public servants. They have been fighting for real criminal justice reform, striving to protect Arizonan’s abortion access, environmental health, and the progressive values we strive for. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona is appreciative of both attorney’s battles for progressive victories and we are proud to endorse both Knight and Conover for election in crowded County AttorneyDemocratic primaries on August 4th.

July 16, 2020

PPAA’s 2020 Candidate Endorsements: Supporting Progressive Democrats

Arizonans understand that their state is the front line in the battle against Donald Trump, Martha McSally, and the conservative agenda, but heroes of reproductive justice are being targeted from inside the Democratic Party as well. Democratic primary challengers from the right are attempting to incapacitate the movement for reproductive health and abortion access in Arizona and voters must rally behind legislators who support our cause. Over the coming weeks, we will be highlighting our endorsed legislators who face a primary challenge on August 4th, and why it is critical that they have our support. Representative Diego Rodriguez and Melody Hernandez have been fighting for progressive causes and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona is proud to endorse Rodriguez for reelection and Hernandez for election.

July 9, 2020