Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California Joins Democratic Leaders and Advocacy Organizations In Support of Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara For Re-election

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Ricardo Lara for Insurance Commissioner Campaign is proud to announce an endorsement from Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California (PPAC). The group joins an extensive coalition of activists, organizations, and Democratic leaders from across the state supporting the Insurance Commissioner’s re-election campaign.

“Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara has been a champion for women’s and reproductive rights his entire career and continues to stand side-by-side with Planned Parenthood as we fight to expand health care access and equity, as well as protect a person’s right to make decisions about their own bodies, including abortion,” said Jodi Hicks, CEO & President of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California. “PPAC is proud to endorse him as a lifelong advocate for consumers and look forward to working with him in the coming years to protect and expand access to health care services for all.”

Commissioner Lara has been a leading voice for expanding health care to all Californians, including advocating for ground-breaking legislation that will allow workers to cover their elderly parents on individual insurance policies. He also wrote legislation that would create a single-payer health care system for California.

Other powerful organizations advocating for patient care have also come out in support of Lara’s campaign, including SEIU California.

“Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara stands up for us, the working people of California, often against some of the wealthiest and most powerful corporations in the world,” said David Huerta, President SEIU USWW and Executive Board Member of SEIU California. “From health insurance to fire insurance, people need protection and security at a fair price, and Commissioner Lara has saved working people billions of dollars. SEIU members enthusiastically support Ricardo Lara for re-election.”

PPAC joins leaders and organizations from across California in their support of Lara’s re-election.

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