CONCORD, NH— Today, Planned Parenthood Votes went up with a robust, six-figure ad buy that targets the Governor’s race and Executive Council races in New Hampshire. The digital buy includes both video and social ads that highlight candidates records on women’s health and on Planned Parenthood.
The digital ads focus on Democratic Governor candidate Colin Van Ostern and Executive Councilor candidates Chris Pappas and Dan Weeks, and their strong records of protecting women’s access to health care in New Hampshire and their support for Planned Parenthood health centers. They also highlight how dangerous Republican Governor Candidate Chris Sununu, and Executive Councilor candidates Joe Kelly Levasseur, and David Wheeler are for Granite State women. These candidates have all voted to block access to birth control and cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood health centers.
“Over the past two years, women’s health has been under attack in New Hampshire. Nearly 20 legislative proposals were aimed at restricting access for women’s reproductive health and the state’s Executive Council voted to defund Planned Parenthood health centers for over ten months –– with the GOP gubernatorial nominee Chris Sununu casting the deciding vote to defund in 2015. With so many extreme candidates running, Planned Parenthood Votes has made a historic investment in New Hampshire, in order to inform voters about what’s at stake for women’s health,” said Victoria Bonney, Communications Manager for Planned Parenthood New Hampshire Action Fund.
The 2016 election cycle marks the largest investment Planned Parenthood Votes has ever made in New Hampshire. In the face of attacks on women’s health care access at the state and federal levels, Planned Parenthood Votes has honed in on New Hampshire as one of only six states to receive millions of dollars to support candidates up and down the ballot who will safeguard health care access for the women and families served by Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood Votes has already gone up with TV ad buys twice in the New Hampshire U.S. Senate race, including a $1.7M joint ad buy with Emily’s List Women Vote!. The ad, titled“Wrong,” details how both Kelly Ayotte and Donald Trump want to defund Planned Parenthood and oppose access to safe, legal abortion.
With just days left until the general election on November 8, the United We Can coalition -- a partnership of Planned Parenthood Votes, SEIU and NextGen –– plans to knock on 200,000 doors in New Hampshire to inform voters about what’s at stake for women’s health care access and grow support for endorsed candidates.
Planned Parenthood Votes is an independent expenditure committee registered with the Federal Election Commission and the New Hampshire Office of the Secretary of State.