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Padilla has long track record of supporting reproductive health care

Sacramento – Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California (PPAC) issued the following statement from CEO Jodi Hicks, congratulating Secretary of State Alex Padilla on his appointment as the next United States Senator from California, the first Latino to hold the seat in California’s history: 

“From his time on the Los Angeles City Council, to his time as a California State Senator to his current work as Secretary of State, nobody has done more to stand up for disenfranchised communities than Alex Padilla. His commitment to affordable access to health care for all, his dedication to public health and his support for reproductive rights and access have been pillars of his public service for more than two decades.

“Last month, PPAC urged Governor Newsom to appoint a United States Senator who would continue the legacy of protecting and expanding reproductive freedom, just as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris did in her time in the seat. Now more than ever, we need representation in the United States Senate that showcases our diverse nation, while upholding the values that California holds so dearly. While there is hope on the horizon, we also have an uphill battle ahead. With a conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court threatening reproductive rights and affordable health coverage, we need a strong leader who will stand strong.

“Alex Padilla’s proven track record shows that he is that leader and we look forward to continuing our work with him as he takes on this new role.”



Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California (PPAC) is the statewide public affairs and public policy office representing California’s seven separately incorporated Planned Parenthood affiliates. Through advocacy and political action, PPAC promotes policy in areas of sexual and reproductive health care and sex education.


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