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6-Figure GOTV Campaign Will Reach 80,000 Montanans Through Mail, 60,000 Montanans by Phone

Washington, DC –– Planned Parenthood Action Fund launched a six-figure GOTV program in Montana in support of Rob Quist for the special election for Montana’s at-large congressional seat on May 25., the program will include a mail program that will reach 80,000 Montanans and paid phones that will reach 60,000 Montanans. With this launch, Planned Parenthood Action Fund is one of the early investors in this race.

Last year, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Montana PAC played a critical role in electing Governor Steve Bullock. Paid canvassers and volunteers knocked on more than 75,000 doors in both Missoula and Yellowstone counties and made thousands of phone calls around the state. The program also reached nearly 70,000 voters through direct mail. Millennial voters made up over 20 percent of voters contacted.

Quote from Dawn Laguens, Executive Vice President, President, Planned Parenthood Action Fund:

We need to elect reproductive health care champions like Rob Quist now more than ever. In January, women marched in historic numbers the day after the inauguration because they feared the worst. That fear is becoming a reality. Now, women are ready to march to the polls to elect lawmakers who will make protecting women’s programs and access to health care a top priority.

Quote from Rachel Pauli, Organizing and Outreach Manager, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Montana:

Rob Quist is the only candidate in this race that will keep politicians out of our personal health care decisions. With women’s health under attack at the federal level, it’s essential that we elect Rob Quist to fight back against any attempts to block Montanans from accessing essential health care.

Rob Quist understands that Montanans need more access to health care, not less. That’s why he has promised to stand with Planned Parenthood and said that he “will oppose any efforts to ‘defund’” Planned Parenthood. Quist believes women should have the right and freedom to make their own health care decisions without government intrusion, and if elected he will support measures to close the wage gap and work to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.