‘Champion Of Choice’ Gomez Endorsed By Planned Parenthood
"We are confident that Jimmy will continue to advocate for women and families in Congress," Planned Parenthood's Celinda Vazquez said of Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez, who is running for Congress. In other news, the organization's president spoke with the state's Democrats about the importance of health care access for California's women.
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Planned Parenthood's Political Arm Endorses Jimmy Gomez In Race To Replace Xavier Becerra
Planned Parenthood has endorsed Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) in his campaign for the 34th Congressional District. The endorsement, made by the group's political advocacy wing, comes two days after a kerfuffle over the endorsement Gomez received from the California Democratic Party over the weekend. (Mai-Duc, 2/8)
Planned Parenthood Finds Friendly Ground In California
The Republican-dominated Congress in Washington, D.C., has threatened to pull federal funding from Planned Parenthood by cutting grants and Medicaid reimbursements to the organization. But the nonprofit is on much friendlier terms with California’s Democratic-controlled state government. Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards met with state Senate Democrats on Tuesday. (Orr, 2/8)