GEORGIA — Today, Planned Parenthood Southeast Advocates announces its first round of candidate endorsements for the November 8th Midterm Election. PPSEA proudly supports the following candidates who have stood firm in their resolve to fight for sexual and reproductive freedom in one of the most hostile states for abortion rights and access. With so much on the line, our state’s Legislature must be led by those who will put politics aside and represent the interest of the people of Georgia.
PPSEA will announce additional endorsements over the coming weeks.
State Senator Jen Jordan
Secretary of State
State Representative Bee Nguyen
Georgia State Senate
District 9 Nikki Merritt
District 33 Michael Rhett
District 40 Sally Harrell
District 41 Kim Jackson
District 42 Elena Parent
Georgia House of Representatives
District 37 Mary Frances Williams
District 42 Teri Anulewicz
District 48 Mary Robichaux
District 50 Michele Au
District 52 Shea Roberts
District 54 Betsy Holland
District 57 Stacey Evans
District 58 Park Cannon
District 79 Yasmin Neal
District 89 Becky Evans
District 95 Dar’shun Kendrick
District 99 Marvin Lim
District 106 Shelly Hutchinson
District 101 Sam Park
District 108 Jasmine Clark
Statement from Candace Fowler, Board Chair, Planned Parenthood Southeast Advocates:
“The stakes could not be higher this November'', says Candace Fowler, Board Chair of Planned Parenthood Southeast Advocates. “At a time when right-wing extremists are attacking reproductive rights like never before, Georgia needs champions who will do the work to fortify access to sexual and reproductive health care and protect bodily autonomy. We know, without a doubt, that these candidates, if elected, will bring the full strength of their support to this fight. We are proud to stand behind each one of these candidates to do what’s required to protect abortion rights and everyone’s ability to access essential health care”.
Statement from Jen Jordan, Candidate for Attorney General of Georgia:
"As Republicans have implemented one of the most draconian abortion bans in the country here in Georgia, it’s critical that we have statewide leaders who will stand up for every Georgian’s right to bodily autonomy. As Georgia's next Attorney General, I will proudly stand as the last line of defense against attacks on our fundamental freedoms. I am honored to have the endorsement of Planned Parenthood Southeast Advocates at this pivotal time for the future of the reproductive justice movement."
Statement from Bee Nguyen, Candidate for Georgia Secretary of State:
"The recent attacks on abortion access remind us of the fragility of our freedom. Republicans continue to roll back our fundamental rights — and now, unrestrained by Supreme Court precedent. The most powerful way to stop the assault on our bodily autonomy and our right to privacy is to ensure that the voices of Georgians are heard at the ballot box.
"People deserve an equitable and inclusive democracy. As Georgia's next Secretary of State, I will continue to lead the charge on strengthening our election system while defending and expanding the right to vote. I am grateful to earn the endorsement of Planned Parenthood Southeast Advocates in our effort to bring true leadership to Georgia."
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.