Planned Parenthood Central Coast Action Fund Gives Exclusive Endorsement to Santa Barbara Mayor Cathy Murillo

Murillo continues to win highly coveted endorsements from Santa Barbara’s most respected community organizations

Santa Barbara, CA – Today, Mayor Cathy Murillo received the exclusive endorsement from Planned Parenthood Central Coast Action Fund. A non-profit backed by more than 7 million activists, donors, and other supporters working to advance access to sexual health care and defend reproductive rights.

“The Planned Parenthood Central Coast Action Fund is proud to endorse Cathy Murillo for Mayor of Santa Barbara. Mayor Murillo is the strongest candidate in this race with a track record of supporting the mission and critical work of the Action Fund. Mayor Murillo will continue to be a strong advocate and champion for health equity and reproductive justice” said Jenna Tosh, Ph.D., President and CEO of the Planned Parenthood Central Coast Action Fund.

“I am honored to receive this key endorsement,” said Mayor Murillo. “As recent years have shown, women’s reproductive rights are under attack. We need to take action to protect Santa Barbarans access to healthcare services provided by Planned Parenthood regardless of what may happen at the federal level. Planned Parenthood provides STI testing, cancer screenings, and many other essential services that save lives. More conservative opponents in this race would aim to limit planned parenthood operations locally, which would be detrimental.

Planned Parenthood’s endorsement of Mayor Murillo fortifies her position as the frontrunner in this race with the most organizational support. Mayor Murillo has received the exclusive endorsements of Planned Parenthood, Sierra Club Los Padres Chapter, the Santa Barbara Democratic Party, the Central Coast Labor Council, and many other local elected and community leaders.

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