Seibold will be a Champion for Reproductive Health Care and Rights in Virginia.
Richmond, VA- Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia (PPAV) is proud to endorse Holly Seibold for Delegate. Ms. Seibold is the Democratic nominee running to succeed Delegate Mark Keam after his resignation. She is a strong supporter of increasing access to sexual and reproductive health care and will represent the interests of her constituents and community well.
“In this moment, when abortion rights are under attack across the country and millions are living in states where abortion is banned, we need to elect champions for protecting abortion rights. Governor Glenn Youngkin, with the support of extremist politicians in the General Assembly, thinks he can pass an abortion ban in Virginia. We need reproductive health and rights champion Holly Seibold in the House of Delegates to stand up against this attack on our reproductive freedom. Ms. Seibold’s Republican opponent, Monique Baroudi, has a history of supporting anti-abortion rights organizations and would be a vote for banning abortion. This special election is crucial for the millions of Virginians whose federal constitutional right to abortion has been taken from them, putting their rights at risk,” said Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia Executive Director Jamie Lockhart. “Ms. Seibold’s advocacy for menstrual equity through Bringing Resources To Aid Women (BRAWS) and her commitment to education and health care access has made her a proven champion for her community and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia is proud to endorse her in this special election.”
The January 10 special election precedes the start of the 2023 Virginia General Assembly session on January 11, 2023.
“I am honored to be endorsed by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia and look forward to partnering with them in Richmond to ensure all Virginians have access to a safe and legal abortion,” Seibold said of her endorsement. “I refuse to stand by as my daughter grows up with fewer rights than my generation, and I will fight every day to reaffirm our basic right to access reproductive health care services.”
For voters who want to vote by absentee ballot, the deadline to request one is Dec. 30 by 5 p.m. for the Special Election for the Virginia House of Delegates. Mail-in-voting began on Nov. 23. You can request one online or by filling out a paper form. You can mail your ballot back to the Fairfax registrar or turn it in in person at a ballot drop-box, early voting site, or precinct. Hand-delivered ballots must be received by Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. or postmarked on or before Jan. 10 and received by Jan. 13 to be counted.
Early voting began November 23 and takes place at the Fairfax County Government Center on weekdays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. There will be two Saturdays of early voting, on Dec. 31 and Jan. 7, with two locations open, at Government Center (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Providence Community Center (9 a.m.-5 p.m.). Election Day is Tuesday, January 10. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia (PPAV) is a statewide advocacy organization whose mission is to preserve and broaden access to reproductive health care through legislation, public education, electoral activity and litigation in the Commonwealth of Virginia. PPAV works to ensure that individuals and families have the freedom, information, and ability to make their own informed reproductive choices.