Planned Parenthood Action Fund President: Abortion Rights Voters Secured the Senate Victory
For Immediate Release: Nov. 12, 2022
WASHINGTON – This weekend, Nevada and Arizona voters reelected Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto and Mark Kelly, solidifying a Senate majority that will protect reproductive health and rights.
This news comes days after voters in Kentucky, Montana, Michigan, Vermont, and California decisively voted to maintain control over their own bodies, lives and futures — and reproductive rights champions won in critical Senate races in Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Colorado, Washington, and more.
Statement from Alexis McGill Johnson, president, Planned Parenthood Action Fund:
“Voters knew what was at stake in this election. They defied the historical headwinds and the political pundits and showed up to vote for reproductive freedom. These voters ensured that we will have a Senate majority that believes in our right to make decisions about our bodies, lives, and futures, and will stop a nationwide abortion ban in its tracks. But we’re not done yet. Planned Parenthood advocacy and political organizations are working tirelessly to ensure ‘pro-choice pastor’ Raphael Warnock returns to the U.S. Senate so he can continue his work to expand access to health care in Georgia and across the country. Freedom wins and the fight continues.”
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 limited electoral activity, including grassroots organizing, legislative advocacy, and voter education.