Planned Parenthood Endorses Les Gara for Governor, Jessica Cook for Lt. Governor
For Immediate Release: June 30, 2022
ANCHORAGE, AK — Planned Parenthood Alliance Advocates endorsed Les Gara for Alaska Governor and Jessica Cook for Lieutenant Governor. Gara and Cook have demonstrated a commitment to supporting reproductive health care, including access to abortion, birth control, and sex education.
“After the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the constitutional right to abortion, it is more important than ever to elect leaders who will always be a voice for reproductive rights in Alaska,” said Rose O’Hara-Jolley, Alaska State Director for Planned Parenthood Alliance Advocates. “We are thrilled to endorse Les Gara and Jessica Cook, and we know that they will spend every day in office fighting for access to high-quality, equitable health care for all people in Alaska. We look forward to supporting them in these races.”
Through Planned Parenthood Alliance Advocates’ endorsement process, the organization finds, educates, endorses, and supports candidates who will stand with Planned Parenthood, patients, and communities across Alaska to work in pursuit of sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice for all people.
While abortion remains legal and protected under the Alaska State Constitution’s robust privacy protections, we cannot take abortion access for granted. Anti-abortion extremists like Governor Dunleavy are advocating for a constitutional amendment to eliminate protections for abortion rights. Former Governor Walker also showed he cannot be trusted to protect our rights. While in office, Walker had a proven record of supporting anti-abortion policies and politicians including then-Senator Dunleavy.
The threat to abortion access in Alaska is imminent. It is critical to elect strong reproductive rights leaders in Alaska. Les Gara and Jessica Cook are those leaders.
This communication was paid for by Planned Parenthood Votes Alaska PAC, Anchorage, AK. The top contributors of Planned Parenthood Votes Alaska PAC are Robin Smith Anchorage, AK, William Paton Anchorage, AK, and Veronica Slajer Anchorage, AK. This NOTICE TO VOTERS is required by Alaska law. I, Jessica Cler, Vice President of Political Operations, approve this message, and I certify that this press release is not authorized, paid for, or approved by the candidate.