Las Vegas, NV— In an incredible victory for Planned Parenthood supporters in Nevada and all who believe in sexual and reproductive health for all, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have won Nevada’s six electoral votes, and have secured the election.
Despite partisan voter intimidation and several lawsuits aimed at discrediting voting by mail in Nevada, voters have made it clear that they stand on the side of justice and progress. Nevadans have long held the right to vote as an inalienable right and as a state we have a history of expansive, safe, and fair elections. 2020 will be no different as state elections officials have committed to ensuring a transparent and safe process.
Statement from Lindsey Harmon, Executive Director, Planned Parenthood Votes Nevada:
“Nevadans have once again delivered a clear message: we want leaders who are fully committed to protecting access to sexual and reproductive health care — including access to abortion. President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris have been steadfast champions for reproductive rights and health care, and Planned Parenthood Votes was proud to help deliver Nevada’s electoral votes to them. This victory was powered by those who have often been the biggest targets of the Trump administration--Nevada’s Latinos and Latinas. They voted for their health care, for their families, and for their futures. The work is just beginning because our fight to protect and expand health care for Planned Parenthood supporters in Nevada and across the country, patients, and global partners cannot let up for even a moment.
The majority of the country sent a clear message in this election, demanding a more fair and just society with timely access to health care, including sexual and reproductive care.
Today’s victory for Biden and Harris is just the latest examples of Nevadans sending reproductive rights champions to office. Planned Parenthood Votes and Planned Parenthood Votes Nevada worked tirelessly over the past decade to send U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Jackie Rosen to office in highly contested elections, in addition to Governor Steve Sisolak, Attorney General Aaron Ford and electing the nation’s first female-majority state legislature in 2018. In 2020, Planned Parenthood Votes Nevada and its national partners invested over $400,000 in Nevada in order to elect reproductive rights and health care across the Silver State.
Americans were clear about where they stood even before this election: nearly nine in 10 women in this country will use birth control in their lifetimes, 77% of Americans don’t want to see Roe v. Wade overturned, 70% of Americans favor ending the global gag rule, and a majority of young people — across political parties — support federal funding for abortions even though it is currently prohibited by the Hyde Amendment. And as the polls closed, they made themselves clear again.”
Paid for by Planned Parenthood Votes Nevada. PPVNV is the statewide policy, education, lobbying and election arm of the Planned Parenthood health centers in Nevada. Contributions to PPVNV are not tax-deductible; they may be used to support our independent, effective, citizen-based advocacy, lobbying and election efforts. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.