The Golden Probes Are Back!


WHAT: The 2020 Golden Probe Awards launch TODAY, Wednesday, October 21, and Abortion Access Force (AAF) is thrilled to kick off probing season by recognizing the great achievements of sexist, anti-choice politicians from IOWA. Additional nominees and winners from four more states — will be announced in the next weeks leading up to the November 3 election. All winners of “Misogyny’s Highest Honor” — selected by the Golden Probes Academy (AKA the AAF research team) — have been chosen based on their stellar performances as standard-bears for rife hatred of women and reproductive rights. 

Like so many live events, because of Covid-19, The Golden Probe Awards has had to reshape it’s format. In previous years, the Golden Probe Awards ceremony rolled out the red carpet at Town Hall in New York City for a star-studded, live-streamed award show. But with this year’s pandemic, AAF is bringing home the glitz virtually. Instead of one night of pomp and patriarchy, we’re spreading out the festivities! 

The hosts of the 2020 virtual Golden Probes are Lizz Winstead (AAF founder, “Daily Show” co-creator); Murray Hill (drag king and self-appointed “hardest working middle-aged man in show business”); comedian, writer and actress Joyelle Nicole Johnson (“Late Night With Seth Meyers,” Crashing); and Jameela Jamil activist, actor, host and founder of the “I Weigh” platform.

Lizz Winstead explains, “The 2020 Golden Probes nominees consist of 20 politicians, four from each of the five swing states. In each video clip, you learn from their own mouths exactly what they will do with your rights. With so much talent, it was very hard to choose the winners! Seriously, the Golden Probes really make folks laugh, cry, cringe and, of course, motivates them to the polls.” 

A global pandemic may have taken away our special evening of champagne and chauvinism, but it gave us a refreshing reminder that we don’t have to gulp down all this sexism in one, super-spreading sitting. No, friends, we can safely spread out the edge-snatching accountability check over several weeks. This way, we can really … take … in … and … SAVOR … the … suckitude, state by state. Pinkies up! 

Each honored state was chosen not only because it’s a swing state, but because it has an incredibly important Senate race, as well as an abundance of down-ballot races, which if they go the wrong way; could send governor’s mansions, statehouses and legislatures into a Handmaid’s tailspin.  

AAF created The Golden Probe Awards to act as a hilarious and informative voter guide that entertains and educates voters as to exactly who these politicians are and how their actions could set us back. The Golden Probes is a reminder that the fight for abortion access and bodily autonomy doesn’t begin or end at the Supreme Court, it starts with elected officials on a state and local level. We must know every candidate on the ballot, from school board to Senate, and learn how they will vote when it comes to our most basic human rights.  

AAF is also thrilled to be working alongside #VoteProChoice, an organization that offers a comprehensive pro-choice voter guide for all 50 states. VPC’s voter guide ensures that, no matter where you live, you know which candidates are committed to protecting and expanding reproductive healthcare. 

WHEN: The Golden Probes rollout launches TODAY, Wednesday, October 21, at, on @accessforce on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Abortion Access Force on Youtube any other place AAF can hijack and will continue to drop nominee videos from now until November 3rd! 

For more information, please contact Danny at Deraney Public Relations at 323-333-8501 or email and

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