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In the first election since federal abortion protections were overturned, candidates up and down the ballot championed their support for abortion access.

St. Paul, MN— Against historic headwinds during a midterm election, Minnesotans elected candidates who support abortion access to a trifecta of control for the first time in state history. Planned Parenthood Action Fund endorsed candidates ran for office clearly and strongly on their support for abortion access and reproductive rights, in the first election since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned federal abortion protections.  

“The election results are momentous,” said Tim Stanley, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota Action Fund. “Minnesotans made it very clear that they want to protect abortion in Minnesota. In the first election since federal abortion rights fell, abortion carried candidates to a resounding and historic victory. Now, it is within reach to pass the Protect Reproductive Options bill, which would protect reproductive freedom in Minnesota.”  

Planned Parenthood of Minnesota Political Action Fund ran its largest election program in history, investing in direct voter contact such as door knocking and volunteer phonebanks, digital advertising, research, volunteer engagement, and direct mail. The efforts resulted in more than 680 volunteer hours, 80,000 phone calls, 138,000 doors knocked, 159,000 mailers sent, and more than 27 million views of digital ads.   

The Protect Reproductive Options (PRO Act) puts into state law every person’s right to control their own body, including the right to have an abortion.   

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Founded in 2003, the Planned Parenthood of Minnesota Political Action Fund (PPMPAF) is focused on electing reproductive and sexual health champions. The political work of PPMPAF helps Planned Parenthood North Central States care for its patients and educate the community by ensuring our elected in state and national legislatures will protect and strengthen access to patient-focused health care, increase access to inclusive, medically-accurate sexuality education, and support laws Minnesotans need to thrive. 

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