Planned Parenthood Action Fund Congratulates Kamala Harris on Vice Presidential Selection
For Immediate Release: Aug. 11, 2020
Washington — Planned Parenthood Action Fund is proud to congratulate Senator Kamala Harris on her selection to join Joe Biden as the Demoratic Vice Presidential candidate.
Statement from Alexis McGill Johnson, president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund:
“Planned Parenthood Action Fund is thrilled to congratulate Senator Kamala Harris on her nomination to be vice president on the Democratic presidential ticket. Throughout her career, she has been a steadfast champion for reproductive rights and health care. With this selection, Joe Biden has made it clear that he is deeply committed to not only protecting reproductive rights, but also advancing and expanding them.
“There is no doubt that Kamala will electrify the ticket and play a vital role in defeating Donald Trump. This is more than just a historic pick – her role in this election and, hopefully, in the White House will inspire and invigorate our movement and our patients. Everything is on the line in November, which is why Planned Parenthood Action Fund members are committed to electing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to the two highest offices in the land.”
In June 2019, Harris participated in the Action Fund’s presidential event, “We Decide: 2020 Election Membership Forum” where she offered her vision for greater abortion access and expanding reproductive health care across the country. As a presidential candidate, she introduced a plan to require states and localities with a history of violating Roe v. Wade to obtain approval from her Department of Justice before any abortion law or practice could take effect.
Harris is the first Black woman and first person of Indian descent to be nominated for national office of a major party.
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.