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In today’s Quickie: Polling finds reproductive freedom is a top issue for women of color and Planned Parenthood Votes mobilizes voters across the country!
NEW POLLING FINDS REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM IS A TOP ISSUE FOR WOMEN OF COLOR HEADING INTO ELECTION DAY: New data from the National Women’s Law Center found that women of color in key battleground states — Black working women in Georgia; Black moms in Michigan; and Nevada’s Latinas, Black women, and AANHPI women — are more likely to name reproductive freedom and economic security as their top-of-mind, motivating issues in the midterm election. The polling also found that women of color will show up for themselves and their communities — including by voting — but elected officials have much more to deliver in terms of policy change that tackles structural inequities and meets the needs of women and communities of color.
PLANNED PARENTHOOD VOTES LAUNCHES GOTV EFFORTS, MOBILIZING VOTERS TO THE POLLS IN FINAL WEEKEND BEFORE ELECTION DAY: In the final weekend before Election Day, Planned Parenthood advocacy and political organizations are fanning out in battleground states across the country with get-out-the-vote efforts to mobilize voters to the polls in this critical election for the future of abortion rights.
With reproductive freedom on the line in Pennsylvania, Planned Parenthood Votes and Make the Road Action PA will rally and canvass in Allentown, Reading, and the greater Lehigh Valley this weekend to get out the vote for abortion rights champions John Fetterman, Josh Shapiro, and more. A Friday morning press conference will kick off a weekend of canvassing, which begins at 12:30 p.m. EST from South 7th Street & Hamilton Street in Allentown, PA.
In Georgia, dozens of volunteers including Planned Parenthood Generation Action Fund youth activists will canvass neighborhoods in the Atlanta metro area, planning to knock over 1,000 doors to ensure voters know what’s at stake for their reproductive freedom in this election. Georgia’s GOTV Day of Action begins at 12 p.m. EST this Saturday, November 5 at Salem Park in Lithonia, GA.
Planned Parenthood Votes will also mobilize voters in Arizona, where extreme anti-abortion rights candidates Blake Masters and Kari Lake are on the ballot. Volunteers also plan to knock over 1,000 doors in neighborhoods across Phoenix with a PP Votes Phoenix Day of Action at 11:30 a.m. MST this Saturday, November 5 at 4751 N 15th St. #3, Phoenix, AZ.
For more information or to cover any of this weekend’s events, arrange interviews, or follow canvassers in the above and additional states, please email the Planned Parenthood Votes Media Office at [email protected].