PLANNED PARENTHOOD ADVOCATES OF VIRGINIA
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia Announces Democratic
Women’s Health Champions in the 33rd Senate District Special Election
Richmond – Today, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia announces its Democratic Women’s Health Champions for the special election in the 33rd Senate District to fill the seat that would be vacated by Mark Herring.
“For the thousands of Virginians who rely on Planned Parenthood health centers for access to quality, affordable health care, we are dedicated to educating voters and supporting candidates who will stand up to protect women’s health and reproductive rights,” said Cianti Stewart-Reid, executive director, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia.
Below are Women’s Health Champions for the 33rd Senate District Democratic primary with their candidate ratings and a statement about their candidacy. Each candidate completed a comprehensive, confidential questionnaire, and their ratings are based on the totality of their responses.
Jennifer Wexton – 100%
“Leesburg attorney, Jennifer Wexton is running for state senate to focus on the issues that matter to Northern Virginia families. She knows that we must protect women’s health by keeping the government out of our personal, private health decisions and by maintaining women’s access to preventive health services.”
Sheila Olem – 100%
“As a councilmember for the town of Herndon, Sheila Olem has fought for the families of her community. She strongly believes politicians in Richmond should not interfere in a woman’s personal health decisions, and she understands the importance of ensuring that all Virginians have access to quality, affordable health care.”
“We are proud to announce the Women’s Health Champions in the Democratic primary in the 33rd Senate District,” said Stewart-Reid. “Jennifer Wexton and Sheila Olem would both be strong advocates of women’s health and rights in the state senate.”
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Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia (PPAV) is a statewide advocacy organization whose mission is to preserve and broaden access to reproductive health care through legislation, public education, electoral activity and litigation in the Commonwealth of Virginia. PPAV works to ensure that individuals and families have the freedom, information, and ability to make their own informed reproductive choices.