Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts Endorses Michelle Wu for Mayor
Released on: October 07, 2021
Boston, MA— Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts today announced their enthusiastic endorsement of Michelle Wu for Mayor of Boston. Wu has always been a champion for reproductive freedom. During her time on the Boston City Council, she has supported many measures to secure abortion as basic, accessible healthcare, including the ROE Act, which removed medically unnecessary and discriminatory barriers to abortion care, and ensures patients can access the care they need here in Massachusetts.
“Abortion is and will always be critical, life-saving care,” said Michelle Wu. “I’m honored to have the support of PPAF and look forward to working with them to protect access to reproductive healthcare and connect every person with the care they need.”
“Michelle Wu is a champion of Planned Parenthood patients and all Bostonians. We need Michelle in the Mayor’s office to protect our rights, dismantle barriers to care, and to build true reproductive freedom for all,” said Dr. Jennifer Childs-Roshak, President of PPAF. "With Michelle’s bold vision and leadership, we can build a stronger, more equitable city for all.”
Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of MA advocates for reproductive rights and works to increase access to sexual and reproductive health care and comprehensive sex education for people across Massachusetts.
Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachussetts’s endorsement adds to an enthusiastic multigenerational, multicultural coalition of grassroots supporters, including leaders Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Ed Markey, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, Mayor Kim Janey, Sheriff Steve Tompkins, Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards, Boston City Councilor Liz Breadon, Boston City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo, State Senator and Assistant Majority Leader Sal DiDomenico, State Representative and Assistant Majority Leader Mike Moran, State Representative and Ways and Means Chair Aaron Michlewitz, State Senator Sonia Chang Diaz State Senator Julian Cyr, Representatives Liz Miranda, Adrian Madaro, Jay Livingstone, Tram Nguyen, Tommy Vitolo, Natalie Higgins, Vanna Howard, Maria Robinson, Andy Vargas; Suffolk County Register of Probate Felix Arroyo Sr.; former State Representative and Assistant Majority Leader Byron Rushing; labor unions 1199 SEIU, 32BJ SEIU, Teamsters Local 25, New England Joint Board of UNITE HERE!, UAW Region 9A, Laborers Local 22, Alliance of Unions at the MBTA, MBTA Inspectors Union Local 600, OPEIU Local 453; climate organizations Sunrise Boston, Sierra Club, the Environmental League of Massachusetts, 350 Mass Action; Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale; Boston’s Ward 1, Ward 4 and Ward 5 Democratic Committees; The Boston Guardian; and fellow municipal elected officials from across Greater Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. For all of Michelle for Boston’s endorsements, visit michelleforboston.com/endorsements.