p2016 header graphic

For Immediate Release: 08.15.16
Contact: Planned Parenthood Action Fund Media Office

Planned Parenthood Action Fund Connects with Voters in Swing States

Washington, DC –– This week, Planned Parenthood Action Fund sent out a mailing to nearly 90,000 voters in swing states. The mailers highlight Hillary Clinton’s record of fighting for women’s health and rights her entire career, in contrast to Donald Trump’s dangerous agenda of banning abortion and defunding Planned Parenthood. Mailers were sent to voters in Florida, Nevada, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin.

There is so much at stake in this election. Hillary Clinton understands and cares about women and families, and knows this country can’t move ahead if women and children are left behind. And Planned Parenthood Action Fund is going to make sure voters understand that.

As First Lady she helped create the CHIP program, which now insures more than 8 million kids. As Senator, she faced down all of Congress to make sure women had access to emergency contraception over the counter and helped lead the charge on the Lilly Ledbetter Pay Equity Act, which is now the law of the land. And as secretary of state, she fought for the rights and health care of women and girls all across the world.

Donald Trump, on the other hand, doesn’t understand or care about the realities of women’s lives.  He has said that pregnant women are an “inconvenience” to their employers, and that working moms are less valuable at work than men because they take care of her children. He wants to defund Planned Parenthood, even saying he would shut down the federal government to do so, and he’s pledged to appoint anti-abortion justices to the Supreme Court, saying he is the “biggest chance” for banning abortion. And he once said that he believes women should be punished for having an abortion.

Hillary Clinton knows the challenges women and families face every day – not just in accessing reproductive health care but in achieving their dreams, fighting for economic fairness, and raising safe and healthy families. That’s why Planned Parenthood Action Fund will be doing everything to ensure voters understand what’s at stake in this election.

# # #

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.