RICHMOND, VA – Today, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia (PPAV) announced its endorsement of Jade Harris for Virginia's 24th House of Delegates District. Harris is running in a Special Election in HD24 on January 10th due to the death of Delegate Ronnie Campbell.
If elected, Jade Harris will champion reproductive rights in the General Assembly by defending against attacks on bodily autonomy and advocating for the ability of Virginians to make their own health care decisions. As vice mayor of the Rockbridge County town of Glasgow, Harris has stood out as a commonsense leader. As a delegate, she would stand against regressive legislation seeking to roll back progress for Virginians.
Her opponent has promised to continue a legacy of undermining and casting doubt on our election process and opposing abortion rights. The people of Virginia cannot afford to continue down that dangerous path.
The Special Election takes place on January 10, 2023.
Jamie Lockhart, Executive Director, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia:
“Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia is proud to endorse Jade Harris, who will fight for the reproductive rights of the people of Virginia’s 24th House District at a time when our freedom is on the line.
Make no mistake, Governor Youngkin is courting anti-abortion extremists to help make his vision of banning abortion a terrifying reality in Virginia. We need to elect legislators who will resist these attacks and champion reproductive rights. We can trust Jade Harris to protect the reproductive rights of all Virginians.”
Jade Harris, Candidate for House District 24:
“Reproductive health care is health care, and it is an integral part of the health care safety net for individuals and families. I am proud to have received the endorsement of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia.
“Republicans have made it clear that they will attempt to pass an abortion ban this coming session. But as your next Delegate, I will ensure these dangerous proposals go nowhere, that the rights of all Virginians are protected, and that the people of Virginia’s 24th House District are represented well.
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.