Congratulatons to President-elect Obama and Vice President-elect Biden! Together, we made the difference!
Election Day Victory: Together We Did It!
After an exciting campaign season and near-record levels of voter turnout on Election Day, we've woken up to an Obama/Biden victory.
Even though there is still work to be done, Americans can be confident that, in President-elect Barack Obama, they have a leader who respects women's rights and who will fight to protect women's health care. Both Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden have consistently demonstrated their commitment to women's health care, including support for affordable birth control and commonsense, science-based sex education.
Up and down the ballot, pro-choice candidates swept the polls, winning key races that will help ensure that pro-choice, pro-women's health policies are put in place throughout the country.
The Planned Parenthood Action Fund targeted almost 600,000 persuadable, pro-choice women voters in key states with a campaign of six mail pieces and one-on-one conversations on the phone and at the door.
We also reached an additional 500,000 women in key states regarding U.S. Senate races, and, with our sister organization, Planned Parenthood Votes, and local Planned Parenthood political organizations, supported the election of 60 state legislative candidates.
Finally, in the largest political program in the Planned Parenthood Action Fundís history, we reached millions of women via television ads, viral Internet campaigns, and an aggressive earned media campaign with the message that womenís health matters, and so does their vote.
On this historic day, though, before the work starts again, we want to say thanks to the million voters who stood with the Planned Parenthood Action Fund throughout this election. In the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, we've shown America that women's health does matter ó on Election Day and every day.