Barbara Favola Receives Planned Parenthood Endorsement
Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington Action Fund Endorses Women’s Health Champions in Virginia
Thank you for standing with Planned Parenthood and reproductive freedom in Virginia. By volunteering and voting for the candidates Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington Action Fund has endorsed below, you have the opportunity to ensure that you, your family, friends and neighbors have elected officials in our state who will protect our values.
Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington Action Fund is proud to announce our endorsements for State Senate and House of Delegate candidates in the Commonwealth of Virginia. We are grateful to have these leaders on the front lines, fighting to ensure all Virginians have access to affordable, nonjudgmental, comprehensive health care services.
House of Delegates: Elizabeth Miller, District 32; Del. Kathleen Murphy, District 34; Del. Mark Keam, District 35; Del. Kaye Kory, District 38; Del. Vivian Watts, District 39; Jerry Foltz, District 40; Del. Eileen Filler-Corn, District 41; Joana Garcia, District 42; Del. Mark Sickles, District 43; Paul E. Krizek, District 44; Mark Levine, District 45; Del. Charniele Herring, District 46; Del. Patrick Hope, District 47; Del. Rip Sullivan, District 48; Del. Alfonso Lopez, District 49; Del. Marcus Simon, District 53; Jennifer Boysko, District 86; and John Bell, District 87.
State Senate: State Sen. Adam Ebbin, District 30; State Sen. Barbara Favola, District 31; State Sen. Jennifer Wexton, District 33; State Sen. Dick Saslaw, District 35; Del. Scott Surovell, District 36; State Sen. Dave Marsden, District 37; and State Sen. George Barker, District 39.
Planned Parenthood is the most trusted women’s health care provider in the country. We have provided birth control, lifesaving cancer screenings, safe abortion, and other high-quality health care for 99 years. One in five women will rely on Planned Parenthood for health care in her lifetime. Last year, Planned Parenthood provided these services to 2.7 million patients, as well as sex education to 1.5 million people. In 2013, in Virginia alone, Planned Parenthood saw more than 25,784 patients, helped 17,954 women access contraceptives, and completed 3,128 pap tests, 3,105 breast exams, and 3,016 STD testing and treatment.
Unfortunately, our opponents here in the Commonwealth have a different agenda than allowing all Virginians the right to access affordable, comprehensive reproductive health care. We stand behind these candidates because they understand and embody our mission: Act No Matter What. To act, in order to ensure that the women and men who count on Planned Parenthood can continue to get the care they need, no matter where and no matter what.
Over the next few months that lead up to the election, you can help these candidates win their elections by signing up for grassroots efforts in Northern Virginia.
Planned Parenthood's work is only possible because of people like you, who make this team effort a reality for so many. Thank you for standing with us to keep the Commonwealth of Virginia the great home it is.
Laura Meyers President and CEO Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington Action Fund