Planned Parenthood New Hampshire Action Fund PAC proudly endorses Gray Chynoweth for Executive Councilor in District 4. Gray faces Ted Gatsas in this race to replace Chris Pappas, who consistently stood up to attacks on family planning contracts during his three terms on the Council.
In recent years, some anti-women’s health members of the Executive Council have voted to reject contracts awarding state and federal funds for preventive care at Planned Parenthood health centers in New Hampshire – risking patient access to critical services such as cancer screenings, breast exams, and birth control. As Executive Councilor, Gray Chynoweth has pledged to protect and defend Planned Parenthood and family planning contracts that come before the Council. As a business and community leader, he understands that the health of our communities is a critical foundation to a thriving economy.
Statement from Sabrina Dunlap, Chair, Planned Parenthood New Hampshire Action Fund PAC:
“We’re proud to support Gray Chynoweth because he understands how essential family planning funding and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England health centers are to fostering and promoting healthy New Hampshire communities. By contrast, throughout his career, Ted Gatsas has opposed Planned Parenthood and has actively worked to block people from receiving the health care they deserve, including opposing emergency contraception and HIV/AIDS prevention programs. New Hampshire can’t go back to Ted Gatsas’ vision of New Hampshire where basic health care is at risk.”
Planned Parenthood New Hampshire Action Fund will spend the next 7 weeks going into the General Election educating voters about the stark contrast between these two candidates, and why this seat must continue to be held by a councilor who understands what is at stake for reproductive health in New Hampshire, and for the nearly 11,000 patients that Planned Parenthood serves annually through the Title X family planning program.
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).