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Barger Secures Planned Parenthood Endorsement in 2024 Re-Election Bid

Planned Parenthood joins a slew of prominent organizations supporting the esteemed supervisor.

In a significant show of support, the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project Los Angeles County Action Fund (PPAP) has announced its endorsement of Supervisor Kathryn Barger for her forthcoming 2024 re-election campaign for the Fifth District seat, which notably includes Pasadena.

Celinda M. Vázquez, the executive director of the Planned Parenthood advocacy group, highlighted Barger’s unwavering commitment to reproductive health care and her steadfast support for legal abortion rights. 

“She has championed reproductive health care and health care services for all communities, and has the experience and leadership to bring necessary change to our county to expand access for care, no matter what,” Vázquez affirmed in a recent press release.

While the PPAP is known for lobbying to further women’s health concerns, it also actively engages in legislative, electoral, and advocacy endeavors, ensuring women’s issues remain at the forefront of public discourse.

Having dedicatedly served as a county supervisor since 2016, Barger expressed her gratitude for the influential endorsement. “For decades, Planned Parenthood has championed expanding access to health care,” Barger stated. “I am proud to continue to lock arms with them and work on behalf of our communities.

”This recent backing from Planned Parenthood further solidifies Barger’s standing, given her already robust support from diverse sectors such as business, labor, and community groups. Notably, the Central City Association of Los Angeles PAC and Teamsters Joint Council 42 have also recently thrown their weight behind Barger’s re-election bid.

For those unfamiliar, Supervisor Barger holds a pivotal role representing the expansive 5th Supervisorial District of Los Angeles County. This jurisdiction spans Pasadena, an additional 21 cities, and a staggering 70 unincorporated communities situated throughout the northern, eastern, and western parts of Los Angeles.

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