Manchester voters resoundingly re-elected Mayor Joyce Craig on Tuesday after Planned Parenthood New Hampshire Action Fund (PPNHAF) activists knocked on over a thousand doors throughout Manchester in support of her campaign. Mayor Craig’s victory sends a powerful message that New Hampshire’s Queen City prioritizes women’s health and access to reproductive health care.
PPNHAF volunteers talked with voters throughout New Hampshire’s Queen City, urging them to re-elect Mayor Craig so she can continue to make Manchester a healthier, safer, and more inclusive community. The results of PPNHAF’s electoral campaign are clear: Mayor Craig received about 57 percent of the votes, the largest margin of victory in a Manchester mayoral race since 2011.
PPNHAF’s political action committee, the PPNHAF PAC, endorsed Joyce Craig for re-election in September.
Manchester is home to Planned Parenthood of Northern New England’s (PPNNE’s) flagship health center in New Hampshire, and the non-profit organization has served every neighborhood in Manchester for decades, providing reproductive and sexual health care and education to women, men, and young people. Last year, the health center saw nearly 7,000 patients. Mayor Joyce Craig’s re-election will help ensure that PPNNE’s patients can continue to access the health care they rely on, including birth control, STD testing & treatment, well-person exams, and abortion care.
Statement from Sabrina Dunlap, VP of Public Affairs for Planned Parenthood NH Action Fund:
“Planned Parenthood NH Action Fund supporters have been out for weeks talking to their neighbors about how Mayor Joyce Craig is improving the health, safety, and inclusivity of her community, and today their hard work has paid off. By re-electing Mayor Joyce Craig, Manchester voters have sent a clear message that they want a mayor who is a champion for everyone in their community, including women, lower-income people, youth, and the LGBTQ+ community. We know that she will continue the progress that she’s made in her first term to ensure that all Manchester residents have access to affordable health care, can exercise their rights, and live in a safe community.
Now more than ever, as politicians across the country are trying to roll back the clock on our rights, it is essential that we have partners in city hall who understand the importance of protecting the well-being of Granite Staters, particularly those who are marginalized and underserved. We know that Mayor Craig will remain unwavering in her dedication to protecting reproductive health care and fundamental human rights in New Hampshire’s Queen City.”