Planned Parenthood PA PAC Announces First Wave of Campaign Endorsements for General Assembly and Lieutenant Governor
For Immediate Release: April 20, 2022 (Updated: April 20, 2022, noon)
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania — Today, Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania PAC (PP PA PAC) endorsed Austin Davis for Lieutenant Governor and 52 candidates for state House and Senate, all of whom have committed or recommitted their unwavering support for sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Of the 52 candidates, 7 were non-incumbents who will be critical in working towards a sexual and reproductive rights majority in the General Assembly. PP PA PAC plans to release another wave of endorsements after the Primary and is working to ensure supporters across the state know where candidates stand on their issues ahead of the May 17th Primary.
“Sexual and reproductive health and rights are on the ballot every year. This year, however, it is more important than ever for us to elect champions across the state who will stand up and fight for basic and essential health care services all Pennsylvanians need and deserve. With a direct threat to Roe v. Wade in front of us, it is critical for us to work with candidates, partners, and supporters across the state to turn PA pink” said Signe Espinoza, PP PA PAC Executive Director.
Earlier this year, PP PA PAC endorsed Josh Shapiro for Governor. PP PA PAC is communicating the importance of supporting the Shapiro-Davis ticket in the fight for sexual and reproductive rights with supporters across the state.
“As a member of the state house I have been an unrelenting advocate for the reproductive rights of constituents in my district and across our Commonwealth. Now as the right to a safe and legal abortion is under assault from far right politicians, I am running for Lt. Governor to be a strident voice in support of the right to choose. Pennsylvanian's across our state have my word that a Shapiro-Davis administration will be a firewall against any attempt to rollback the ability of a person to make their own healthcare decisions," said Austin Davis, candidate for Lieutenant Governor.
With a direct threat to Roe v. Wade before the Supreme Court and continuous attacks from anti-abortion legislators in Harrisburg, PP PA PAC wants to make it clear how important the 2022 elections will be for protecting access to abortion.
ABOUT PLANNED PARENTHOOD PENNSYLVANIA PAC
Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania PAC (PP PA PAC) is the electoral arm of Planned Parenthood in Pennsylvania and exists to advocate for sexual and reproductive healthcare, including abortion, that is accessible, affordable, and affirming for all Pennsylvanians.