TODAY: Russet Perry and Amy Laufer Join EMILYs List, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and Reproductive Freedom for All to Discuss Protecting Abortion Access in Upcoming VA Elections

November 2, 2023


WASHINGTON, D.C. –  EMILYs List, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and Reproductive Freedom for All will hold a press call today, Thursday, Nov. 2 at 2:30 p.m. ET with Russet Perry, Democratic candidate for VA Senate District 31, and Amy Laufer, Democratic candidate for the VA House of Delegates District 55, to discuss Virginia’s upcoming election, the key legislative races that are essential to protect abortion access in the South, and Republican efforts to lie to voters and rebrand their extreme positions on abortion before Election Day.

WHAT:       Press call to discuss the stakes for abortion rights in Virginia’s upcoming                              election and Republican efforts to rebrand their extremist position on abortion

WHO:        Alexis McGill Johnson, Planned Parenthood Action Fund President and CEO
                  Jessica Mackler, EMILYs List Interim President 
                  Mini Timmaraju, Reproductive Freedom for All President and CEO
                  Russet Perry, Democratic Candidate for VA Senate District 31
                  Amy Laufer, Democratic Candidate for the VA House of Delegates District 55 

WHEN:      TODAY: Thursday, Nov. 2 
                   2:30 – 3:00 p.m. EDT

WHERE:    Interested reporters can RSVP here


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