Planned Parenthood’s political arm will spend $45 million on pro-abortion candidates in 2020, the most ever spent by the organization in an election season, CBS News reports.
The organization hopes to shape congressional and state-level races, in addition to the presidential election, as a part of its newly launched electoral push, dubbed “We Decide 2020.”
“The stakes have never been higher,” Planned Parenthood Votes Executive Director Jenny Lawson told CBS News.
“[The Trump administration] has managed to undo so much over the last three years … the fact that this summer the Supreme Court might gut Roe v. Wade is an indicator of their intention and they’ve never been so bold,” she said.
The money will flood into nine battleground states — Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — and will fund grassroots programs, canvassing, digital, television, and radio ads, and mailers.
In a video released promoting the launch of “We Decide 2020,” speakers characterized the year’s upcoming elections as a matter of “life and death” for many people. full story