October 10th, 2012
Planned Parenthood fund endorses Sean Maloney
POUGHKEEPSIE - Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley Action Fund (PPMHVAF), Planned Parenthood Advocates of New York (PPANY) and Planned Parenthood Action Fund recently announced its endorsement of Sean Patrick Maloney for New York’s 18th Congressional District. The Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley Action Fund is the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley.
“For the past 25 years Sean Maloney has been working for women and women’s health. Whether in the White House under President Clinton or the New York Governor’s office, Sean has proven to be a real advocate of women’s health, and I know he will continue to do so for the women and families in the mid-Hudson Valley,” said Ruth-Ellen Blodgett, President and CEO of PPMHVAF.
Maloney is running against Republican freshman and Tea Party favorite, Rep. Nan Hayworth in the newly reconfigured district. Congressperson Hayworth is dangerous for women and women’s health. While in Congress, Rep. Hayworth voted to cut off Planned Parenthood’s federal funding, putting at risk access to preventive health care for the 148,905 people served by federal programs who received care at New York Planned Parenthood health centers.
“Sean Patrick Maloney understands that preventive care and birth control are economic issues for women and families, and that supporting family planning is smart fiscal policy,” said PPANY President M. Tracey Brooks. “Planned Parenthood Advocates of New York has every confidence that, as a member of Congress, Sean will fight to protect and advance access to comprehensive reproductive health care.”