Planned Parenthood of Greater New York Votes PAC Endorses Health Care Champions in Senate & Assembly Races
Contact: Jacquelyn Marrero, [email protected], 646-642-6682
For Immediate Release: June 20, 2020 (Updated: June 20, 2020, 1:16 p.m.)
PPGNY Votes PAC backs 100+ candidates to strengthen NY’s pro-reproductive health legislature
New York – Planned Parenthood of Greater New York Votes PAC is proud to announce the endorsements of more than 100 Senate and Assembly candidates competing in the 2020 New York primary election.
On June 23rd New York voters have the chance to elect champions for reproductive rights — and to send home politicians who’ve leveled attacks on abortion access, reproductive health care, education and so much more. PPGNY Votes PAC proudly stands by a roster of trusted incumbents and promising challengers across the state, including candidates in key, competitive races: Jeffrion Aubry (D) - Assembly District 35, Yuh-Line Niou (D) - Assembly District 65, Diana Richardson (D) - Assembly District 43, Stefani Zinerman (D) - Assembly District 56, Tremaine Wright (D) - Senate District 25, Chantel Jackson (D) - Assembly District 79, Gina Sillitti (D) – Assembly District 16, Corey Mosher (D) – Assembly District 121, and Chad McEvoy (D) - Assembly District 101.
These candidates recognize the urgent need to advance and protect sexual and reproductive health care and education in New York as other states across the country work to restrict access to vital services - including safe, legal abortion.
Statement from Laura McQuade, President and CEO, PPGNY Votes PAC:
“During a time that is anything but ordinary, we are faced with one of the most crucial election years of our lives. PPGNY Votes PAC refuses to let malicious politicians dictate how we live, who we love, or when to grow a family. Our patients, especially women of color and LGBTQI+ people, deserve leaders who will proactively advocate for their health care needs and human rights. On June 23rd, we — not out-of-touch politicians — will decide what we do with our own bodies. We decide who our leaders are. We decide our future."
Statement from Pascale Bernard, Vice President of Political Affairs and Organizing, PPGNY Votes PAC:
“2020 has proven to be a pivotal year. In the face of a global pandemic and violence against black communities, New Yorkers have made it clear – it is time for social justice reform. PPGNY Votes PAC believes in candidates who center the needs of communities of color – the same communities Planned Parenthood has served for more than 100 years. In 2018, voters flipped seats in the State Senate and secured New York’s first pro-sexual and reproductive health majority in decades. This election cycle, voters must keep up that momentum and elect bold, courageous leaders.”
With a 95% win rate for endorsed candidates and an aggressive, multifaceted electoral program, in 2018 PPGNY Votes Political Action Committee was instrumental in securing a pro-reproductive health legislature for the first time in decades. As a direct result of our work in the 2018 election cycle, New York celebrated major legislative victories—bills that had been languishing for years. New York passed the Reproductive Health Act to help ensure New Yorkers’ right to access safe, legal abortion and to make their own health care decisions, regardless of what happens on the federal level. This, plus the passage of the Comprehensive Contraceptive Coverage Act, the Boss Bill, GENDA, the conversion therapy ban, and the maternal mortality review board, solidifies New York State as the progressive leader we always knew we could be.
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Planned Parenthood of Greater New York Votes PAC is a political action committee that works to elect candidates who support our communities and the full range of sexual and reproductive health care services. PPGNY Votes PAC engages in electoral activity at the state and local levels, including candidate endorsements, canvassing and phone banking in support of candidates, voter education, and grassroots organizing.