Atlanta, July 2, 2020— Planned Parenthood Action Fund announced its endorsement of Jon Ossoff and Carolyn Bordeaux to protect the health care and rights of the people of Georgia. As our nation struggles to address the COVID-19 pandemic and the Supreme Court considers a critical case on birth control access, the need to have strong leaders who will champion our health and our rights is clear. The Trump administration and its allies have been hellbent on gutting the Affordable Care Act. They want to make it harder for Americans to access the basic health care they need. They even tried to use the coronavirus response bill to attack abortion access.
This announcement is part of the Action Fund’s continued endorsement of federal candidates committed to reproductive health and rights around the country.
Staci Fox, President & CEO, Planned Parenthood Southeast Advocates:
“We are thrilled with Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s endorsement of Jon Ossoff and Carolyn Bordeaux, champions that Georgians deserve. As the country grapples with the dual public health crises of systemic racism and the COVID-19 pandemic, everything is on the line in 2020.
That’s why Planned Parenthood advocacy and political organizations like Planned Parenthood Southeast Advocates are all in, investing deeply to engage voters and shift the balance of power in this country by electing leaders like Jon Ossoff and Carolyn Bordeaux who will fight to expand health care access and reproductive rights.
We continue to see unprecedented attacks on our health care access, public health infrastructure, and our reproductive rights including right here in Georgia just one year ago — and they have spurred an unprecedented resistance by people throughout Georgia.
And those Georgians know that this election is bigger than just one race; it’s about the future of our democracy. That’s why we’re investing in candidates like Ossoff and Bordeaux up and down the ballot to win big on every level.
The patients who walk through the doors of Planned Parenthood for their health care needs in Georgia and all Georgians, need champions like Ossoff and Bordeaux to fight for access to health care and show true leadership in Congress.”
The Trump administration’s attacks on abortion, birth control, and other reproductive care have spurred backlash across the country. A record-high 77 percent of Americans say they do not want to see Roe v. Wade overturned, and there is no state where making abortion illegal is popular. Those elected in 2020 to Congress and to the White House will improve access to reproductive health and rights across the country.
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As the organizing, advocacy, and electoral arm of Planned Parenthood Southeast, Planned Parenthood Southeast Advocates (PPSEA) engages in electoral activities including voter education and mobilization. We believe elected officials should support policies and programs that help women and their families make responsible choices about the prevention of unintended pregnancies and plan for healthy families. PPSEA works to educate and mobilize the public and elect lawmakers who support these policies.