PLANNED PARENTHOOD ADVOCATES OF VIRGINIA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, December 16, 2013
Virginia Planned Parenthood Organizations Endorse
Jennifer Wexton for State Senate
Richmond – Today, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia and Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC Action Fund announce their endorsement of Jennifer Wexton for the special election in the 33rd Senate District to fill the seat that would be vacated by Mark Herring.
“Jennifer will be a champion for women’s health and rights in the state senate,” said Cianti Steward-Reid, executive director, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia. “In recent years, women’s health and reproductive rights have come under attack in Richmond. Jennifer will work to protect women’s access to quality, affordable health services throughout the commonwealth, and we are proud to endorse her campaign.”
“We know that Jennifer will fight for the families of the 33rd District, and we are happy to stand with her in this race” said Dr. Laura Meyers, president and CEO, Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC Action Fund. “Jennifer will be a strong advocate for women’s health and believes politicians should not interfere in women’s personal, private health decisions.”
“I’m excited to have the support of Virginia Planned Parenthood organizations,” said Jennifer Wexton, Democratic nominee in District 33. “I’ve admired their work for many years, and I can’t wait to work beside them, defending the rights of women in Virginia.”
The Republican candidate will be nominated tonight at a local meeting. No Republican candidate submitted a questionnaire to be considered in this process.
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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.
Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC Action Fund (PPMWAF) is Planned Parenthood Metropolitan Washington’s 501(c)(4) advocacy organization. PPMW’s mission is to provide high quality, affordable reproductive health care; promote education programs that empower all individuals to make informed and responsible reproductive choices; and to protect the right to make those choices.