Hijacking Campaign 2010
Planned Parenthood Advocates of WI Election Fund (PPAWI PAC)
Posted: August 11, 2010
Updated: January 8, 2014
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin is a statewide political action committee formed in 2000 to make independent expenditures on behalf of candidates who support a woman’s right to choose whether to have an abortion. They had done limited independent spending in elections for some years until the fall of 2000 where they spent $14,274 in support of Democratic candidates in a number of state legislative races. They have also supported candidates in the last three state Supreme Court elections.
PPAWI PAC spends primarily in direct mail and telephone campaigns as well as "viral videos" posted to their website and distributed via electronic mail to their members.
Note: Until September 29, 2010 this PAC went by the name Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Inc. The name was changed when they chose to use this name as their first newly registered corporation (Planned Parenthood Advocates of WI Inc.) in 2010. Post-primary expenditures in the Milwaukee area ($498.62) were reported for this PAC (PPAWI) on September 14 but were subsequently removed and do not appear to have been claimed by any of Planned Parenthood's other entities. All final reported spending by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin in the 2010 fall election was done through its two corporate entities, Planned Parenthood Advocates of WI Inc. and Planned Parenthood Advocates of WI Political Fund.
Last active election: Spring 2009