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Endorsed Candidates

Shannon Coryell

District 4 (Omaha)

As a staunch advocate for reproductive health and rights, Shannon Coryell powerfully testified at the Nebraska Capitol in support of Title X and Planned Parenthood. As your next state senator, Shannon will uphold rights of all people to access affordable health care, including family planning.

In contrast, Sen. Bob Hilkemann cowered to Gov. Ricketts' extreme anti-health agenda, voting to defund Planned Parenthood from Title X. It's time to hold Hilkemann – himself a physician – accountable for his shameful votes to take life-saving preventive care away from 8,000 Nebraskans, including thousands of Omaha women he is supposed to represent.

Bob Hilkemann voted to take Shannon's care. We're going to help her take his seat. 

Why We Support Shannon Coryell

  • Shannon powerfully testified at the Nebraska Capitol in support of Title X and Planned Parenthood
  • It's time to show Bob Hilkemann that we will not stand for his attacks on our health care

Machaela Cavanaugh

District 6 (Omaha)

An Omaha native with nearly 20 years' experience in community engagement and public affairs, Machaela Cavanaugh will prioritize affordable, high quality health care and Nebraskans' fundamental rights. She will ensure women have access to all reproductive health services, including requiring insurance companies to cover comprehensive prenatal care, and fight to expand Medicaid. 

In contrast, Theresa Thibodeau supports Gov. Ricketts' agenda and voted to defund Planned Parenthood from Title X. 

Theresa Thibodeau voted to take your care. This November, vote for Machaela to take her seat. 

Why We Support Machaela

  • Machaela supports access to quality health care, including funding Planned Parenthood and expanding Medicaid.
  • Her opponent, Theresa Thibodeau, voted to take health care away from Planned Parenthood patients.

Jeff Parris

District 14 (La Vista / Papillion)

As a staunch advocate for affordable health care, Jeff Parris will stand by Planned Parenthood and uphold the rights of all people to access the services they need, including family planning.  Jeff believes that every Nebraskan should have access to basic, affordable health care, including coverage for pre-existing conditions. He will also advocate fiercely for improved access to mental health and support for Nebraka's veterans. We are proud to support his bid to succeed Sen. Jim Smith and build a better future for Nebraska. 

Nebraska's future depends on leaders who will work tirelessly for progressive, pro-health policy. Planned Parenthood proudly endorses Jeff Parris for Legislature!

Why We Support Jeff Parris

  • Jeff believes that every Nebraskan should have access to basic, affordable health care.
  • Jeff supports access to family planning, including funding Planned Parenthood and expanding Medicaid.

Stephanie Nantkes

District 24 (Seward)

A retired school teacher, Stephanie Nantkes is a dedicated public servant who will prioritize funding for education and health care — particularly in rural communities. She previously served on Seward Board of Education, and she remains active with both the Lincoln Education Association (LEA) and Nebraska State Education Association (NSEA).

Stephanie's platform includes improving access to health care in rural Nebraska, including family planning. She spoke out against Pete Ricketts' attacks on Title X, and she supports Medicaid expansion, birth control, Title X funding for Planned Parenthood, and increased access to sex education. 

In contrast, Mark Kolterman supports Gov. Ricketts' agenda and voted to defund Planned Parenthood from Title X. 

Mark Kolterman voted to take your care. This November, vote to help Stephanie take his seat. 

Why We Support Stephanie Nantkes

  • Stephanie will prioritize access to health care in rural Nebraska, including restoring the integrity of Title X and expanding Medicaid.
  • Her opponent, Mark Kolterman, voted to take health care away from Planned Parenthood patients and opposes these safety net programs.

Patty Pansing Brooks

District 28 (Lincoln)

As a staunch and outspoken advocate for reproductive rights and health care, Patty is the leader in women's health that Nebraska desperately needs. In this legislative session, she championed an affirmative consent bill to change the state's definition of sexual assault, and she also voted consistently to reject Gov. Ricketts' shameful attack on Planned Parenthood. We are proud to support her bid for re-election to continue boldly standing up for Nebraska women, reproductive rights, and affordable health care! 

Nebraska's future depends on leaders who will work tirelessly for progressive, pro-health policy. Planned Parenthood proudly endorses Patty Pansing Brooks for Legislature!

Why We Support Patty Pansing Brooks

  • She championed an affirmative consent bill to change the state's definition of sexual assault

  • She voted consistently to reject Gov. Ricketts' attacks on Title X

Sen. Adam Morfeld

District 46 (Lincoln)

As an outspoken advocate for reproductive rights and women's health care, Sen. Adam Morfeld fought relentlessly against Gov. Pete Ricketts' attacks on Title X and Planned Parenthood. He voted consistently to reject Gov. Ricketts' budget bill, and he championed a bill to create a state plan amendment that would expand Medicaid, which would include family planning services. We are proud to support his bid for re-election to continue boldly standing up for Nebraska women, reproductive rights, and affordable health care.

Nebraska's future depends on leaders who will work tirelessly for progressive, pro-health policy. Planned Parenthood proudly endorses Adam Morfeld for Legislature!

Why We Support Adam Morfeld

  • He championed a bill to expand Medicaid

  • He voted consistently to reject Gov. Ricketts' attacks on Title X