Planned Parenthood New Hampshire Action Fund PAC Endorses Incumbent Andy Volinsky for Executive Councilor in District 2
For Immediate Release: Sept. 21, 2018 (Updated: Sept. 28, 2018, 4:43 p.m.)
Planned Parenthood New Hampshire Action Fund PAC proudly endorses Andy Volinsky for Executive Councilor in District 2. During his first term on the Executive Council, Volinsky supported contracts to fund family planning and HIV Early Intervention / Prevention services in NH, demonstrating his understanding of how essential healthy communities are to the Granite State. Volinsky has shown he will do what is best for the women, men, and families in our state, and will put the health and well-being of Granite Staters above all else.
Statement from Sabrina Dunlap, Chair, Planned Parenthood New Hampshire Action Fund PAC:
“During his time on the Executive Council, Andy Volinsky has made it clear that he understands what’s at stake for public health in New Hampshire, and prioritizes this with his votes and his statements. When faced with a threat to defunding Planned Parenthood of Northern New England health centers he stood up for the nearly 11,000 women, men, and young people who rely on them for quality, affordable care. Councilor Volinsky understands and appreciates Planned Parenthood’s work to improve sexual health and keep our communities healthy, and we look forward to continuing working with him to advance this shared goal in the Granite State.”
During the 2017-18 Executive Council session, some anti-women’s health members of this body 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. In addition, a member of the Council voted to block Planned Parenthood from receiving a contract awarded for HIV Early Intervention / Prevention services which enhance proactive testing, treatment and prevention measures to help maintain the health of people living with HIV, provide early intervention to people just diagnosed to better manage and treat HIV, and help mitigate the costs of HIV on patients, families, and communities.
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).