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Planned Parenthood applauds Governor Dayton’s decision to appoint Lt. Governor Tina Smith to the United States Senate.  The following is a statement from Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota (PPMNS) President and CEO Sarah Stoesz.

As United States Senator Tina Smith will be a powerful, moving force for justice and she’ll continue her life’s work to improve people’s lives. Tina Smith can help our state come together and move forward in the wake of the circumstances that led to the resignation of Senator Al Franken. 

In every position Tina has held she has brought her strategic leadership, her finely honed negotiating skills, her business acumen and her passion for women’s health and rights – and we are all better for it.

As the Chief of Staff to Governor Dayton and as Lieutenant Governor there simply hasn’t been a stronger voice for women‘s health and rights. As our United States Senator, Tina Smith will be a calm, sensible leader who understands that women can’t earn a living or support their children if they don’t have access to the reproductive health care they need.  

She understands the many factors that affect the health and well-being of Minnesotans. That’s why she’s worked to give all people a fighting chance by raising our educational standards, extending health insurance benefits and increasing human rights and civil rights to marginalized groups.

We can absolutely count on Tina Smith to be a bold leader for the people of our state during this very difficult time in our country.

 

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For more 90 years, Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota has worked in our region to make sure all people have the information and the means to make free and responsible decisions about whether and when to have children.  Planned Parenthood operates 19 clinics in Minnesota and South Dakota and an Online Health Center, providing quality and affordable family planning, reproductive health care services and education to nearly 68,000  women and men each year.

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