Las Vegas, NV – Today, Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards spoke at the DNC’s “Come Together and Fight Back” rally at UNLV and took direct aim at Republican Senator Dean Heller. “To prevent millions of folks in this country from losing access to health care, I need you to take out your phones and add Senator Dean Heller to your speed dial,” said Richards.
This week, Heller spinelessly equivocated on his long record of voting to defund Planned Parenthood, enraging both conservative activists and Planned Parenthood advocates. Richards highlighted that hundreds of pink shirts flooded his town hall on Monday, and she urged attendees at today’s rally to try to hold Heller to his word when he said under pressure that he would “protect Planned Parenthood.”
On Friday, Planned Parenthood launched a TV ad in Reno and Las Vegas using video of Heller’s pledge to protect the organization to put pressure on him and remind voters of his comments.