Local Elections Matter: Hoosiers Choose Real Leadership on Health Care Access
INDIANAPOLIS - On Tuesday, Hoosier voters made clear that new leadership is needed when it comes to reproductive health care.
Statement from Wanda Savala, Public Affairs Director for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Indiana and Kentucky (PPAIK):
“Hoosier voters have shown that protecting access to health care, including reproductive health is a winning issue. Our very rights and freedoms are on the line and the stakes couldn’t be higher, that’s why we endorsed 13 candidates across the state who recognize birth control, abortion, sex education and reproductive health care as a human right. Electing leadership at the local level is how we help communities connect with the impact that bans implemented at the federal and state level, impact us all.
“Regardless of the outcome, we have a lot to celebrate as we wrap up our first-ever electoral grassroots campaign here in Indiana.
“In the last five years, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Indiana has grown from 31,000 members to more than 92,000 across the state. We mobilized this force to elect 10 reproductive health advocates at the local level. We’ve added 24,000 members just this last year to defend people’s health and rights. Our volunteers made over 7,000 calls and texts to turn supporters out to vote and held events across the state to oppose attacks against our reproductive health.”