Planned Parenthood PAC Edited Secretary of State Griswold Press Release

May 28, 2019

A win for government transparency last week resulted in a media firestorm for Colorado Secretary of State Jenna Griswold and Planned Parenthood.

As was first reported by 9News in Denver, the office of the Secretary of State was found to have asked officials at Planned Parenthood to provide suggestions and edits to a press release touting Griswold’s recent decision to ban all travel from her office to Alabama.

Officials at Planned Parenthood of the Rockies were apparently more than willing to provide edits to the documents from Griswold’s taxpayer funded office.

It’s unusual for an organization to provide such politically driven recommendations on language in a press release to an official taxpayer funded office, and even more unusual for such business to be carried out on government time and on government email services.

What is currently unclear is whether there will be any further investigations into the matter by government officials or taxpayer advocacy organizations.

If you’re interested in learning more, you can read more press coverage from the Associated Press or Colorado Politics.

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