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2020 Endorsements

The following candidates have been endorsed by the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. The Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund cannot endorse in federal races, but supports PPAF's endorsements.

Sara Gideon for U.S. Senate

As Maine Speaker of the House, Sara Gideon has been an outspoken leader for women, LGBTQ communities, and the people of Maine, and for sexual and reproductive health and rights, including access to safe, legal abortion. As a former Planned Parenthood patient so she knows what's at stake and has stood with us through think and thin (even during a blizzard) in our fight to protect the rights of our patients to get the care they want from a provider they trust. As a legislator and Speaker, she has championed: 

 Medicaid expansion 

✔ Protections for people with preexisting conditions

✔ and, fought to remove barriers to abortion for those struggling financially.

In 2019, the state of Maine, under Sara's leadership, did more to protect women’s rights and freedoms than the state has done in past decades. She was determined to keep the threats from Washington out of Maine. We are excited to support Sara Gideon in this race and congratulate all the people who are stepping forward to run for office this year. We are ready to send a new leader who will protect our rights and freedom to represent us in the US Senate.

Rep. Chellie Pingree for Congress

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree is an incredible reproductive health champion who's fought tirelessly to protect and expand access to reproductive health care in Maine and nationwide, including:

 Defending more than 22,000 people in Maine and 4 million nationwide against the Trump-Pence administration's Title X gag rule.

 Fighting back against attempts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

 Supporting Maine's Medicaid expansion plan.

PPAF's endorsements come at a critical time for reproductive health care access across the country. As extreme anti-choice politicians attempt to turn back the clock on our sexual and reproductive health, strip away health care from millions, and dismantle the nation's family planning program, Congresswoman Pingree will always be in our corner fighting to protect our constitutional rights.

Rep. Jared Golden for Congress

PPAF has also endorsed Congressman Jared Golden for re-election! Golden is an incredible reproductive health champion who's fought tirelessly to protect and expand access to reproductive health care in Maine and nationwide, including:

 Defending more than 22,000 people in Maine and 4 million nationwide against the Trump-Pence administration's Title X gag rule.

 Fighting back against attempts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

 Supporting Maine's Medicaid expansion plan.

PPAF's endorsements come at a critical time for reproductive health care access across the country. In 2018, the American people sent more women and women of color to Congress than ever before and flipped the House of Representatives to a clear pro-reproductive health majority. 

Maine Legislature 2019

This was a landmark year for reproductive health and rights in Maine. Legislators passed six new laws, including two expanding access to abortion, and more than 100 legislators earned a 100% score for their votes on sexual and reproductive health care. Where do your State Representative and State Senator stand on reproductive health and rights?

2020 Congressional Scorecard

The Planned Parenthood Action Fund compiles a scorecard to educate and inform citizens about members of Congress' record of support for women's health. The scores are based on votes on key legislation related to women's health care and rights. Select a state to learn more about the views of its Congressional delegation.

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To earn a score of 100%, a member of Congress must always vote with Planned Parenthood Action Fund's position on the legislation listed above.

For a state to be 100% supportive of women's health, all members of the delegation must have a 100% score. States with 100% delegations: TBD.

The Planned Parenthood Action Fund calculates a members' score by dividing the number of supportive votes over the last six years by the total number of votes taken by that member relating to women's health.

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