Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia Endorses Jackie Glass for HD89 Special Election
For Immediate Release: Jan. 3, 2022 (Updated: Jan. 3, 2022, 8:55 p.m.)
Glass will be a Champion for Reproductive Health Care and Rights.
Richmond, Va- Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia (PPAV) is proud to endorse Jackie Glass for Delegate. Ms. Glass is the Democratic nominee running to succeed Delegate Jay Jones in House District 89 after his resignation. She is a strong supporter of increasing access to sexual and reproductive health care and will well represent the interests of her constituents and community.
“At this moment when abortion rights are under attack across the country, and reproductive rights opponents are assuming leadership in Richmond, it is more important than ever to have reproductive health care champions like Jackie Glass in the House of Delegates. This special election is crucial for the thousands of Virginians who need increased access to quality health care, including sexual and reproductive health care,” said Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia Executive Director Jamie Lockhart. “As a military veteran, mother, and change maker, Virginians can count on Jackie Glass to fight for their reproductive rights and access to reproductive health care, no matter the attacks we face.”
The January 11 special election precedes the House of Delegates shifting to a Republican and anti-reproductive rights majority on January 12, 2022.
"I believe in creating the healthiest generation of our time. To do that, we must have an unabashed commitment to protecting and advancing sexual and reproductive rights,” Glass said of her endorsement. “Planned Parenthood is a leader and resource in that mission, and I am honored to have their support."
To be eligible to vote in the Special Election for the Virginia House of Delegates held on Tuesday, January 11, voters must be registered, or update their voter registration, no later than close of business on Tuesday, January 4. Saturday, January 8 is the last day to vote early in person.
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.