Since 2012 we have been lucky to have a pro-women's health leadership in Minnesota. In these past years, we have seen our elected officials protect access to contraception and family planning and vastly improve access to health care through MNsure. And although all states surrounding ours have passed numerous abortion restrictions, Minnesota was able to keep this fundamental right intact.
There is a lot to be thankful for, but let me be perfectly clear — the next couple of years could look dramatically different depending on who is elected next week. We have had several very close races in Minnesota in the past few years. Make sure that women's health and reproductive justice win by a landslide by checking the Minnesota Voter Guide before you head to the polls.
We take the decision to place our name next to a candidate’s very seriously. In order to be endorsed by Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota Action Fund, candidates must show that they are dedicated to the following either through their actions (incumbents) or their promises (for first time candidates).
All candidates endorsed by Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota Action Fund support:
- Comprehensive sex education that includes age-appropriate, medically accurate information about both abstinence and contraception
- Access to contraception and family planning
- Keeping health care decisions, including decisions about birth control, in the hands of women and not their employers
- A woman's constitutionally protected right to obtain a safe, legal, and accessible abortion
This guide includes endorsements from our partner organizations, so you can also see where the candidates stand on many other issues that Minnesotans care about.
Know before you vote. Visit www.mnvoterguide.org before you visit the polls on November 4.
ALLIE CARLSON-STEHLIN, MINNESOTA PUBLIC AFFARIS MANAGER AND PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE