Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Statement on Election Results
MADISON – This has truly been a once in a lifetime election- at Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin (PPAWI), we have seen energy and engagement from people across the state who share our values and are ready for a new political chapter in our state and nation. Even amidst a global pandemic, PPAWI supporters voted and volunteered in droves to make this historical election one to remember. The results tonight reflect that engagement and send a clear message: we will not stand idly by as in the face of threats to our democracy and freedoms. Instead, we will work together as our Wisconsin community to support access to health care, racial justice, and strong communities where all our friends and neighbors can thrive.
PPAWI is proud to have endorsed candidates on this year’s ballot who share our values that no matter your gender, race, income, immigration status, or zip code, no one should go without access to quality and affordable health care.
As part of our get out the vote efforts, PPAWI mobilized voters statewide in support state legislative candidates who share these values and will fight for them. We wish special congratulations to the following candidates who won hard-fought elections and will be new to the Legislature in 2021: Brad Pfaff for the Senate and Deb Andraca and Sara Rodriguez for Assembly.
“The people of Wisconsin have spoken and voted for Joe Biden for President. In doing so, they have rejected President Trump’s agenda and failed leadership that have harmed our communities the past four years. While the results of the electoral college have not yet been determined, it is not unexpected that it would take many states longer than usual to count the many additional millions of votes cast by mail this year. PPAWI, our partner organizations, and supporters will support efforts to ensure that every vote is counted so that we have a democracy that respects the will of the people. We will continue to monitor the election process and results closely and use our power to protect our democracy and the voices of everyone who exercised their right to vote,” said Mike Murray, Executive Director of PPAWI.
“No matter the result, we will also continue our work to be a part of the larger movements for health care accessibility, racial justice, economic justice and democracy in Wisconsin. Our team and supporters will continue to work tirelessly until the goals of these important movements are a reality for everyone in our state and nation.”