Action Fund Members Rally in Arizona for Mark Kelly’s Bid for the U.S. Senate
For Immediate Release: Jan. 15, 2020
200 Planned Parenthood Action Fund members from across the state joined together to support Mark Kelly’s Senate campaign
PHOENIX – Planned Parenthood Action Fund (Action Fund) hosted a members-only event at Living United for Change Arizona (LUCHA) to celebrate the endorsement of special guest Mark Kelly, candidate for United States Senate. This at-capacity event brought together 200 enthusiastic and fired up sexual and reproductive rights Action Fund members of diverse ages and racial backgrounds. These Action Fund members came from across the state to continue building momentum behind Mark Kelly, a bold reproductive health champion. For the Planned Parenthood Action Fund and 13 million Planned Parenthood supporters nationwide, taking back a pro-sexual and reproductive health majority in the U.S. Senate is a top priority — and Arizona will play a critical role in turning the Senate pink.
Also in attendance were Kelly's wife, former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, a longtime champion of reproductive rights as well; Planned Parenthood Action Fund-endorsed candidate for AZ-06, Dr. Hiral Tipirneni; and several state legislators and local elected officials.
Quote from Kelley Robinson, executive director, Planned Parenthood Action Fund:
“Planned Parenthood advocacy and political organizations are going all-in. We’re investing deeply to engage voters, and we’re going to help elect Mark Kelly to the U.S. Senate. We know Kelly is dedicated to standing up for Arizonans and fight to ensure that everyone has access to sexual and reproductive health care, including abortion.”
Quote from remarks by Mark Kelly, candidate for U.S. Senate in Arizona:
“We’re a little over a week away from the 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and yet reproductive freedom — the fundamental right of Arizonans to make decisions about their own bodies, their own health care — continues to be threatened. [...] I’m so proud to have Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s endorsement in this fight for Arizona.”
Planned Parenthood Action Fund is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit membership organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The Action Fund engages in educational, advocacy and electoral activity, including grassroots organizing, legislative advocacy, and voter education.