PPAF-Endorsed Reproductive Rights Champion Reps. Kuster and Pappas Win Re-election
For Immediate Release: Nov. 4, 2020
CONCORD, NH — On Tuesday, Granite State voters resoundingly re-elected Planned Parenthood Action Fund-endorsed Reps. Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas to Congress. These victories follow a robust Planned Parenthood Votes electoral program that prioritized these critical races.
In addition, New Hampshire voters overwhelmingly re-elected Senator Jeanne Shaheen, meaning that the Granite State will once again have an all pro-reproductive health majority in Congress.
Statement from Kayla Montgomery, Planned Parenthood Votes NH Spokesperson:
“Representatives Kuster and Pappas have strong, proven records of standing with Planned Parenthood and fighting for Granite Staters’ reproductive rights. That’s why Planned Parenthood Action Fund endorsed their races early on and why we are thrilled to send them back to Washington to continue their tireless work protecting and expanding access to health care for Granite Staters.”
Reps. Kuster and Pappas are leading advocates for expanding and protecting access to sexual and reproductive health care who have consistently fought back against the Trump administration’s attacks on reproductive rights. While in Congress, 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.
Granite State voters turned out in record levels and re-elected a pro-reproductive health federal delegation after Planned Parenthood Votes spent the months leading up to the election urging voters to elect Granite State candidates who will prioritize their health, safety, and rights. Planned Parenthood Votes’ electoral program included digital ads, direct mail, and virtual direct voter contact to more than 200,000 voters.
Tonight’s victories send a clear and resounding message that attacks on sexual and reproductive health care and rights will not be tolerated. In New Hampshire, 64 percent of people believe that abortion should be legal in all or most cases, and nationwide support for abortion access is at an all-time high.
Americans were clear about where they stood even before this election: nearly nine in 10 women in this country will use birth control in their lifetimes, 77% of Americans don’t want to see Roe v. Wade overturned, 70% of Americans favor ending the global gag rule, and a majority of young people — across political parties — support federal funding for abortions even though it is currently prohibited by the Hyde Amendment. For a fact sheet with more details on why supporting abortion is a winning political issue, click here.
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