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Washington, DC — Ahead of this consequential election, Alexis McGill Johnson, president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, released the following statement urging people to get out the vote for champions of reproductive freedom before or on November 8:

“This election is the first chance many have had to demonstrate the rage they felt when Roe was overturned. Over the last four months, we’ve witnessed millions of people pour out into the streets for freedom — organizing, mobilizing, and donating funds for patients trying to access care. And on Tuesday, we will witness people change the course of history by getting out the vote for reproductive health champions, up and down the ballot.

This fight has always been about freedom. Politicians hostile to reproductive rights want to control what we can and cannot do with our bodies. And they won’t stop until abortion is completely banned in every state in the country, or until many of the rights we’ve fought to secure no longer exist. They used their positions to take away our freedom and it’s up to us to send them packing.

We’re counting on you. Abortion is on the ballot. Freedom is on the ballot. Our futures are on the ballot. Show up, show out, and let your vote be your voice.