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Cecile Richards on Bernie Sanders’s Endorsement of Hillary Clinton

Contact: Planned Parenthood Action Fund Media Office, 212-261-4433

For Immediate Release: 07.12.16

Washington D.C. – Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards today issued the below statement following Senator Bernie Sanders's (D-VT) endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president:

“Senator Sanders ran a passionate campaign that helped shape important conversations around the country – full of real issues that matter to Americans from all backgrounds. Today’s endorsement unites us all around a top priority this coming November: to ensure that we stop Donald Trump, who is unfit to be president and a threat to women, and continue the fight for a more equitable America.

“Never before has a major political party nominated a woman for president – nor someone more qualified than Hillary Clinton. Hillary is a progressive fighter committed to strengthening health care and reproductive rights, and standing up for women, children and families around the country to advance our shared progressive ideals.

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Planned Parenthood Action Fund is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit membership organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The Action Fund engages in educational and electoral activity, including voter education, grassroots organizing, and legislative advocacy.