CHARLESTON, W.V. — Planned Parenthood Votes! South Atlantic (PPVSAT), the separately incorporated political arm of the reproductive health nonprofit, announced today a slate of 25 endorsed candidates in West Virginia’s 2022 general election at the start of early voting.
The organization's list of endorsed candidates includes three for the West Virginia Senate and 22 for the House of Delegates. Planned Parenthood Votes! South Atlantic will reach West Virginians in the 25 target districts through canvassing, phone banking, mailing, and paid advertisements. Early voting runs through November 5, 2022.
“It is critical that we make our voices heard in West Virginia and elect leaders who will trust us to make our own decisions about our lives, our families, and our bodies,” said Alisa Clements, Director of Public Affairs for Planned Parenthood Votes! South Atlantic. “West Virginians deserve better than the extreme agenda of current legislative leaders who rammed through a near-total ban on abortion this summer. They have prioritized stripping people of their bodily autonomy rather than focusing on the real needs of West Virginians like affordable health care, childcare, and education. This abortion ban will cost lives and will particularly harm working-class and poor folks across our state. We are proud to endorse this slate of pro-reproductive freedom candidates who have committed to putting people before politics, increasing access to health care, and defending our essential freedoms.”
View the full list of candidates endorsed by Planned Parenthood Votes! South Atlantic here: https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/planned-parenthood-votes-south-atlantic/legislation/west-virginia-updates/west-virginia-endorsed-candidates
Planned Parenthood Votes! South Atlantic (PPVSAT) is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood South Atlantic. PPVSAT engages in educational and electoral activity, including public education campaigns, grassroots organizing, and legislative advocacy.