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RELEASE: Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California Endorse Xavier Becerra for Attorney General


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                             

December 6, 2017

 

Contact: Roger Salazar (916) 284-1255, rsalazar@alzamedia.com

 

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California Endorses Xavier Becerra for Attorney General 2018

 

SACRAMENTO – Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California (PPAC) announced today its endorsement of Xavier Becerra for California Attorney General.

 

“Attorney General Xavier Becerra has spent his career, including more than two decades in congress, championing access to sexual, reproductive and women’s health care,” said Crystal Strait, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California. “That is why PPAC without any hesitation strongly endorses him for California Attorney General. Now more than ever, as the administration continues its relentless assault on Planned Parenthood, we need leaders like Attorney General Becerra who are standing up and fighting for millions who rely on this essential health care.”

 

“I am honored to have the endorsement of the Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California,” said Attorney General Xavier Becerra. “I have vowed in my current position as Attorney General to defend the reproductive rights of Californians and ensure continued access to health care for the one million Californians who depend on Planned Parenthood. All women in California have a right to make their own personal healthcare decisions and I will do everything in my power to protect these rights in California.”

 

Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading provider and advocate of higher-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, as well as the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With approximately 700 health centers across the country, Planned Parenthood Organizations serve all patients with care and compassion, with respect and without judgment. Through health centers, programs in schools and communities, and online resources, Planned Parenthood is a trusted source of reliable health information that allows people to make informed health decisions.

 

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California joins a growing list of endorsements for Xavier Becerra including:

  • California Teachers Association
  • California Professional Firefighters
  • California State Building and Construction Trades Council
  • California State Pipe Trades Council
  • SEIU California
  • Laborers International Union of North America and
  • California Statewide Law Enforcement Association, among others.

Xavier Becerra became California’s 33rd Attorney General in January of 2017 when he was nominated by Governor Jerry Brown and confirmed by the California State Legislature. Becerra’s work as California’s chief law enforcement officer follows more than two decades of service representing the people of Los Angeles in the U.S. House of Representatives.

 

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