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Planned Parenthood endorses reproductive health champions for election
--From a PPIA press release
2020-08-27

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CHICAGO—The Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood Illinois Action ( PPIA ), the non-partisan political and advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood of Illinois, announces its endorsements for the November 3 general election. Candidates were selected based on their reproductive health care policies and their commitment to protecting the health and rights of Illinoisans. In addition, Planned Parenthood Action Fund ( PPAF ) announced its endorsement of U.S. Senator Dick Durbin along with members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The full list of endorsements and more information is available at ppiaction.org .

"This is the most consequential election of our lifetime for reproductive health and human rights," said PPIA Board Chair Matea Varvodic. "We are supporting these candidates not only because they are advocates for Planned Parenthood, but because they also work tirelessly to amplify the voices of women, men, transgender, and nonbinary folks across race, class and generations. We are at a crossroads in our democracy and it is imperative that we choose the right direction for the Illinois General Assembly, Congress, and the White House."

Planned Parenthood Action Fund Endorsements Include:

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin

U.S. House of Representatives:

Bobby L. Rush ( D-1 ), Robin Kelly ( D-2 ), Marie Newman ( D-3 ), JesÃşs G. "Chuy" Garcia ( D-4 ), Mike Quigley ( D-5 ), Sean Casten ( D-6 ), Danny K. Davis ( D-7 ), Raja Krishnamoorthi ( D-8 ), Jan Schakowsky ( D-9 ), Brad Schneider ( D-10 ), Bill Foster ( D-11 ), Betsy Dirksen Londrigan ( D-13 ), Lauren Underwood ( D-14 ), Dani Brzozowski ( D-16 ), Cheri Bustos ( D-17 ).

Planned Parenthood Illinois Action Endorsements Include:

Illinois Senate:

Tony Muñoz ( D-1 ), Kimberly Lightford ( D-4 ), Sara Feigenholtz ( D-6 ), Heather Steans ( D-7 ), Rob Martwick ( D-10 ), Celina Villanueva ( D-11 ), Robert Peters ( D-13 ), Jacqueline Collins ( D-16 ), Mike Hastings ( D-19 ), Cristina Castro ( D-22 ), Karina Villa ( D-25 ), Laura Murphy ( D-28 ), Melinda Bush( D-31 ), Steve Stadelman ( D-34 ), Patrick Joyce ( D-40 ), John Conner ( D-43 ), Dave Koehler ( D-46 ), Scott Bennett ( D-52 ), Cynthia Given ( D-55 ).

Illinois State House:

Aaron Ortiz ( D-1 ), Theresa Mah ( D-2 ), Eva Dina Delgado ( D-3 ), Delia Ramirez ( D-4 ), Lamont J. Robinson ( D-5 ), Sonya Harper ( D-6 ), Emanuel "Chris" Welch ( D-7 ), LaShawn Ford ( D-8 ), Lakesia Collins ( D-9 ), Jawaharial "Omar" Williams ( D-10 ),

Ann Williams ( D-11 ), Margaret Croke ( D-12 ), Greg Harris ( D-13 ), Kelly Cassidy ( D-14 ), John D'Amico( D-15 ), Denyse Wang Stoneback ( D-16 ), Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz ( D-17 ), Robyn Gabel ( D-18 ), Lindsey LaPointe ( D-19 ), Michelle Darbro ( D-20 ),

Edgar Gonzalez, Jr. ( D-21 ), Mike Madigan ( D-22 ), Mike Zalewski ( D-23 ), Elizabeth "Lisa" Hernandez ( D-24 ), Curtis Tarver, II ( D-25 ), Kam Buckner ( D-26 ), Justin Slaughter ( D-27 ), Robert "Bob" Rita ( D-28 ), William "Will" Davis ( D-30 ),

Mary Flowers ( D-31 ), André Thapedi ( D-32 ), Marcus C. Evans, Jr. ( D-33 ), Nick Smith ( D-34 ),Michelle Fadeley ( D-37 ), Debbie Meyers-Martin ( D-38 ), Will Guzzardi ( D-39 ), Jamie Andrade, Jr. ( D-40 ),

Janet Yang Rohr ( D-41 ), Ken Mejia-Beal ( D-42 ), Anna Moeller ( D-43 ), Fred Crespo ( D-44 ), Diane Pappas ( D-45 ), Deb Conroy ( D-46 ), Jennifer Zordani ( D-47 ), Terra Costa Howard ( D-48 ), Maura Hirschauer ( D-49 ), Kate Monteleone ( D-50 ),

Mary Edly-Allen ( D-51 ), Marci Suelzer ( D-52 ), Mark Walker, Jr. ( D-53 ), Maggie Trevor ( D-54 ), Martin Moylan ( D-55 ), Michelle Mussman ( D-56 ), Jonathan Carroll ( D-57 ), Bob Morgan ( D-58 ), Dan Didech ( D-59 ), Rita Mayfield ( D-60 ),

Joyce Mason ( D-61 ), Sam Yingling ( D-62 ), Brian Sager ( D-63 ), Leslie Armstrong-McLeod ( D-64 ), Martha Paschke ( D-65 ), Suzanne Ness ( D-66 ), Maurice West, II ( D-67 ), Dave Vella ( D-68 ),

Joan Padilla ( D-71 ), Mike Halpin ( D-72 ), Kathleen Willis ( D-77 ), Camille Lilly ( D-78 ), Charlene Eads( D-79 ), Anthony DeLuca ( D-80 ),

Anne Stava-Murray ( D-81 ), Barbara Hernandez ( D-83 ), Stephanie Kifowit ( D-84 ), Dagmara "Dee" Avelar ( D-85 ), Karla Bailey-Smith ( D-88 ), Seth Wiggins ( D-90 ),

Jehan Gordon-Booth ( D-92 ), Scott Stoll ( D-93 ), Angel Smith ( D-94 ), Harry Benton ( D-97 ), Natalie Manley ( D-98 ), Brandon Adams ( D-100 ),

Carol Ammons ( D-103 ), Kacie Weicherding ( D-108 ), John Spencer ( D-109 ), Katie Stuart ( D-112 ), LaToya Greenwood ( D-114 ).

Planned Parenthood Illinois Action ( PPIA ) is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood of Illinois ( PPIL ). For more information, visit www.ppiaction.org .


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