MADISON – Today, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin (PPAWI) announced its second round of endorsements ahead of the August primary election. As voters begin to receive absentee ballots, PPAWI is promoting several candidates, including Nada Elmikashfi for Senate District 26 in Madison. The primary election is August 11th.

Statement from Mike Murray, Executive Director of PPAWI:

“PPAWI is proud to endorse Nada Elmikashfi for State Senate District 26. While there are several candidates in this race that we know will champion reproductive health and rights, we are in a critical moment for the broader movement for social justice. We feel compelled to advocate for a world where more voices can be heard, and to listen closely to the young people, particularly women of color, calling for a new type of leadership in this moment. We see this as an opportunity to collectively imagine and work toward a more representative state government, open to all. We are excited to see the support that Nada has built during a time when so many are calling for justice. For far too long Black, Indigenous, and people of color have been actively harmed by politics in this country—leaving these communities and others frustrated by a system that is supposed to be trusted and work for all. PPAWI believes Nada can be a different kind of leader and bring a complementary set of skills to the legislature. This is a movement moment. PPAWI is proud to endorse Nada and lift up all that she brings to the important conversation people across Wisconsin are having about our collective future.

“This is an important election statewide. PPAWI is also thrilled to announce its endorsements in other key races: Brad Pfaff for Senate District 32, Aaron Wojciechowski for Senate District 18, Emily Voight for Assembly District 3, JoAnna Bautch for Assembly District 8, Jessica Katzenmeyer for Assembly District 15, Kriss Marion for Assembly District 51, Brian Giles for Assembly District 69, and Mary Lynne Donohue for Assembly District 26. We know these candidates will bring the voice of Wisconsinites to the Capitol and support life-saving healthcare to keep us all safe, healthy, and strong.”

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