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Planned Parenthood Action Fund Statement on Kamala Harris Election to U.S. Senate

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

For Immediate Release: 11.08.16

Washington, DC -- Associated Press just announced that voters in California elected Kamala Harris to be their next U.S. Senator. These results show that women’s health and rights are front and center in the eyes of California voters, and that they demand their elected officials support and protect them. 

Quote from Cecile Richards, President, Planned Parenthood Action Fund:

“Congratulations to Kamala Harris on her victory. Kamala Harris is a staunch advocate for women’s health and rights. She ran proudly on an agenda to expand access to reproductive health care, and her victory shows that voters demand their elected officials protect women’s health and rights. Tonight, we celebrate Kamala’s victory. And tomorrow, we get to work on fighting to confirm a Supreme Court justices, fighting for equal pay, and protecting our access to reproductive health care.”

Quote from Kathy Kneer, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, the public policy office for the seven California Planned Parenthood affiliates:

“We are so pleased that Attorney General Kamala Harris will take her leadership to the US Senate. As a long-time champion of Planned Parenthood in California, we are confident that Kamala Harris will follow in the footsteps of Sen. Barbara Boxer and continue to fight for women’s health and justice.”


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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.