Planned Parenthood Votes and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan this week announced the launch of a $45 million program for the 2020 election in battleground states, including Michigan.
The reproductive rights organization said this is its largest-ever electoral program. It will focus on electing abortion rights candidates up and down the ballot and opposing the President Trump administration’s attacks on reproductive rights. Other states included are: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
“When it comes to accessing basic reproductive care and birth control, the stakes couldn’t be higher in 2020. Just like in 2018, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan will be leading the charge to elect choice champions up and down the ballot,” said Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan President and CEO Lori Carpentier. “A majority of Michiganders believe that the decision to end a pregnancy should be made by the pregnant person and their doctor. It’s time they had leaders who represented them.”
Planned Parenthood’s advocacy and political organizations will fund large-scale grassroots organizing programs and targeted canvass, digital, television, radio and mail programs and will reach out to at least 5 million voters. Organizers will work to mobilize communities they say have been disproportionately targeted by the Trump administration’s policies, including Black, Latinx, LGBTQ+, youth, and low wage-earning voters.