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Planned Parenthood Action Fund Endorses Cory Booker for U.S. Senate

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

For Immediate Release: 09.09.13

Piscataway, NJ – Planned Parenthood Action Fund today announced its endorsement of Newark Mayor Cory Booker for U.S. Senate.  The statewide Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey, along with local supporters of women’s health, joined Cecile Richards, president of the national Action Fund, at an endorsement event on the Rutgers University campus.
 
“Planned Parenthood Action Fund is proud to endorse Cory Booker today for U.S. Senate,” said Richards.  “Mayor Booker is a strong champion for women’s health and rights, and he will fight for women’s access to birth control, preventive health care, and women’s reproductive rights.  Mayor Booker will protect the health care that thousands of women, men, and families in New Jersey get from Planned Parenthood, and he understands that politicians should not interfere in a woman’s personal health decisions. New Jersey voters face a stark choice in this race. Mayor Booker’s opponent would cut off women and their families from preventive health care, like lifesaving cancer screenings and testing for sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.  His opponent has advocated for overturning Roe v. Wade and ending safe, legal abortion.”
 
“Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey is proud to stand with the national Planned Parenthood Action Fund today in support of Mayor Cory Booker,” said Ed Remsen, executive director of Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey.  “Mayor Booker will be a visible, passionate and committed champion for women’s health. He will fight for women’s access to health care, and women’s ability to make their own health care decisions. While some politicians in New Jersey continue to attack women’s health care, the voters of New Jersey can trust Mayor Booker to stand with them here at home, in Washington, and globally.”
 
The national Planned Parenthood Action Fund is the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.  Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey is an independent advocacy and political arm of the Planned Parenthood Affiliates of New Jersey that engages in educational and electoral activity including legislative advocacy, voter education, and grassroots organizing in New Jersey.

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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.