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Clinton Receives Endorsement Ahead of Hawai’i Primary

March 11, 2016, 2:05 PM HST
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Hillary Clinton campaign photo.

Hillary Clinton campaign photo.

Former First Lady, Secretary of State, and New York Senator Hillary Clinton received an endorsement from Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawai’i just several weeks ahead of the state’s Democratic Presidential Primary.

PPVNH is an independent, non-partisan, and non-profit organization covering Hawai’i and several Northwest states, including Alaska, Washington, and Idaho. It aims to carry out the mission of Planned Parenthood, and does occasionally engage in some electoral activities.

“Hillary has a lifelong commitment to women, children, and their families and has been an outspoken advocate for women’s health,” said Elaine Rose, PPVNH CEO. “In fighting for reproductive rights, her progressive record is unmatched, and she’s been on the forefront to expanding women’s access to health care. Hillary has worked to expand access to affordable birth control and protected access to safe and legal abortions. At a time when women’s rights are under attack, Hillary will be a champion for women for generations to come, and we’re proud to stand with her.”

Earlier this year, Clinton received an endorsement from the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the organization’s first political endorsement.

Four Democrats are on the ballot for the primary, which will be held on Saturday, March 26. A total of 34 delegates are up for grabs.

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Other candidates on the Hawai’i ballot include Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, and California businessman Roque De La Fuente.

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O’Malley suspended his campaign on Feb. 1

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