Washington, D.C. — Today, Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF), the national Action Fund for Planned Parenthood, announced it has endorsed Reps. Annie Kuster, CD-2, and Chris Pappas, CD-1, for re-election to protect the health and rights of patients in New Hampshire and across the country. This announcement is part of the Action Fund’s largest-ever endorsement wave of federal candidates committed to reproductive health around the country.
These two major endorsements follow the early endorsement of Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in October.
Reps. Kuster and Pappas are proven reproductive health champions who have fought tirelessly throughout their time in public office to protect and expand access to reproductive health care in New Hampshire and nationwide. Just in the last Congressional session, they defended more than 16,000 people in New Hampshire and 4 million nationwide against the Trump-Pence administration's Title X gag rule, fought back against attempts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, and worked to pass the Equality Act, which would secure anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ+ people.
Statement from Sabrina Dunlap, VP of Public Affairs for Planned Parenthood NH Action Fund:
“We are thrilled that Planned Parenthood Action Fund made an early endorsement of incumbent Representatives Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas. Both Representatives Kuster and Pappas are incredible champions with proven track records of protecting the health, rights, and freedoms of Granite Staters and people nationwide. With our reproductive rights under attack like never before, we know that Representatives Kuster and Pappas will continue fighting every day to protect and expand access to reproductive and sexual health care. New Hampshire is fortunate to have an all pro-reproductive health Congressional delegation, and the more than 14,000 New Hampshire Planned Parenthood of Northern New England patients are counting on them to protect their care.”
This year, 26 abortion bans have passed in states across the country, meaning that people are having to cross state lines or wait long times just to access basic care. 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. In 2020, there is a clear opportunity to flip the Senate and have a full Congress that will protect people’s health and rights.
Planned Parenthood New Hampshire Action Fund (PPNHAF) is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England in New Hampshire. The Action Fund engages in educational and electoral activity, including voter education, grassroots organizing, and legislative advocacy. The Action Fund makes independent expenditures on behalf of or in opposition to targeted candidates for public office. Follow us on Twitter. PPNHAF maintains a separate, segregated political committee and fund to make direct campaign contributions to endorsed candidates (the PAC).