Statement on Kathleen Murphy's Victory
Richmond, VA-Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia and Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington Action Fund are pleased to congratulate Delegate-elect Kathleen Murphy on her victory in yesterday’s special election to replace Congresswoman Barbara Comstock. Ms. Murphy, a staunch advocate for women’s health, has vowed to be a strong voice for women and their families in the legislature.
“Kathleen Murphy understands that access to safe, affordable health care is essential to the economic well-being of women and their families,” said Cianti Stewart-Reid, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia Executive Director. “Delegate-elect Murphy will be a wonderful addition to the House of Delegates, where she will fight back against efforts to restrict access to reproductive health care and rights.”
Kathleen Murphy will join her colleagues in Richmond next week as the Virginia legislature convenes. Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington Action Fund endorsed Kathleen Murphy and contacted over 2,500 pro-women’s health voters through a voter engagement program.