The stakes for women’s health have never been higher than they are in the 2016 election -- access to safe and legal abortion, insurance coverage for birth control, and ensuring patients can still access Planned Parenthood’s preventive services are all hanging in the balance.

While the Presidential race draws most of the attention and focus, it clear that who we elect at the local level has a huge impact on reproductive health and rights. Since 2010, over 300 abortion restrictions have been passed in the United States - all at the state level.

Thankfully, no anti-women’s health bills have become law in Minnesota, but we need your help to keep it that way. Last legislative session we saw the House of Representatives unleash an unprecedented attack on reproductive health, including approval of a bill to defund Planned Parenthood. In order to keep these attacks from getting any more momentum in Minnesota, we need to ensure we elect a pro-reproductive health majority to both the Minnesota Senate and House of Representatives.

Not sure who to vote for?

>> Check out the Voter Guide for a list of Planned Parenthood Action Fund endorsed candidates.

Endorsed candidates support:

  • Comprehensive sex education
  • 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

>> Find a reproductive health champion in your area

Did you know that as a Minnesota resident you no longer have to wait until Election Day to vote?

Beginning September 23, you can either vote in person or request that a ballot be sent right to your door.

>> Learn more about early voting in Minnesota

>> Save time on Election Day and pre-register to vote.

The deadline for pre-registration in Minnesota is October 18! You can pre-register online, by mail, or in person. It's super easy to confirm your voter registration or get registered online.

 

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Not sure who to vote for?

Check out the Voter Guide for a list of Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota Action Fund endorsed candidates.

Voter Guide