Massachusetts residents are counting on local leaders to protect the health, well-being, and basic rights of everyone and defend against any local, state, or national attacks on our communities. That’s why the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts (PPAF) made a serious commitment in 2017 to elect local leaders in Boston, Worcester, and Springfield who will do just that.
During 2017, PPAF endorsed 29 local candidates who champion proactive policies that expand access to health care and help women and families lead healthy, fulfilling lives.
Not only did we endorse candidates, but we hit the streets to get the word out about them. We spent a lot of time in these communities, activating our supporters to help elect our municipal candidates. PPAF supporters:
- Knocked over 10,000 doors
- Completed over 100 volunteer shifts
- Phoned nearly 10,000 voters
The results speak for themselves — 79% of our endorsed candidates won their seat.
We were especially proud to play a role in helping elect six women of color to the Boston City Council. All of these women received our endorsement and all have continued to use their role as city councilors to be strong champions of reproductive rights, comprehensive sex education, and equality.
Every election is crucial to maintain support for sexual and reproductive health care access across the state, and it’s never too early to sign up to help. Click here to get involved.