For Immediate Release
November 5, 2014
Contact: Carrie Mumah at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-310-0302
Planned Parenthood NYC Votes Congratulates Endorsed Winners; Looks to Newly Elected Officials to Advance Women's Equality Agenda
NEW YORK – Planned Parenthood NYC Votes today congratulated its endorsed candidates who won their races in the general election on Tuesday.
"We are thrilled that so many of our endorsed candidates won their races and will be in Albany to represent New York City’s women and families," said Joan Malin of Planned Parenthood NYC Votes. "We are confident that these elected officials will make reproductive health and women's equality central components of their priorities in Albany."
"We look forward to working with Governor Andrew Cuomo and Lieutenant Governor-elect Kathy Hochul and the many other elected leaders who support reproductive health and women's equality to break through the gridlock in the New York State Senate and swiftly pass critical bills like the Women's Equality Agenda," said Malin. "We're proud to have stood with pro-reproductive health candidates and will continue to partner with elected officials to pass essential protections for women, including access to reproductive health care."
“At the national level, however, Planned Parenthood NYC Votes is disappointed in the reelection of U.S. Representative Michael Grimm (R-11)," said Malin. "This race is a stark reminder of the uphill battle we face in Washington, D.C. We will continue to work to counter the opposition that Grimm and his conservative allies in Congress have mounted against a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions, equal pay for equal work, and domestic violence protection."
Voters elected the following Planned Parenthood NYC Votes-endorsed candidates:
Andrew Cuomo, Governor
Kathy Hochul, Lieutenant Governor
Tom DiNapoli, Comptroller
Eric Schneiderman, Attorney General
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Planned Parenthood NYC Votes is a non-partisan organization committed to supporting candidates who are leaders on sexual and reproductive health issues for city and state office.
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Contact Planned Parenthood NYC Votes at 212-274-7314.