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Jeff Johnson Promises He Would Defund Planned Parenthood If Elected Governor

Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson would “defund” Planned Parenthood in Minnesota if elected, denying thousands of patients access to Planned Parenthood by cutting off public funding that many rely on for birth control, cancer screenings, and STD testing and treatment. Most people support Planned Parenthood’s expert reproductive health care services and Johnson’s position is an affront to the one in five Minnesotans who rely on Planned Parenthood’s services at some point in their lives.

Oct. 31, 2018

The Minnesota Candidates Donald Trump and Mike Pence Want You to Vote For

Trump's endorsement is a clear sign that a candidate is a threat to our rights and access to care.

Oct. 29, 2018

Everything You Need to Know About Volunteering at a Phone Bank

The November 2018 midterm elections are coming up fast. Volunteers from all over Minnesota are already stepping up, fighting back, and getting out the vote—and it’s time to double-down. We’re going to elect lawmakers who care about reproductive rights, access to health care, and civil liberties—and we’re going to need your help to do it.Phonebanking is the best way to reach the most people in the shortest time. Your calls are more important than ever to make sure voters know how important this election is and reminding them to pink out the polls on November 6. Here’s everything you need to know about volunteering to phone bank.

Oct. 13, 2018

How to Vote in Minnesota for the First Time

Young people are organizing, mobilizing, and stepping up in record numbers to take their power back. Here in Minnesota, we some of the most competitive races in the entire country, and many of them, up and down the ballot, will be decided by young voters. If you’ve never voted before, don’t worry— we’ve got you covered with a step by step guide for how to get registered and get your vote on in Minnesota.

Oct. 10, 2018

Republican Candidates Won’t Protect People with Pre-Existing Conditions

Republican candidates like Karin Housley, Erik Paulsen, and Jason Lewis all say that they support protections for people with pre-existing conditions, but they have made it clear: no matter what they say on the campaign trail, they will not actually protect people with pre-existing conditions. This Senate vote underscores the importance of electing lawmakers who will work to protect people with pre-existing conditions.

Oct. 10, 2018

Remembering Marlene Kayser

Lifetime activist, leader, and longtime Planned Parenthood volunteer, Marlene Kayser, passed away at the age of 79. Marlene was a key and treasured member of the Planned Parenthood family for decades, serving for nearly thirty years on the boards of directors for Planned Parenthood and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. She dedicated her life to human rights and making the world a better place for women and girls. 

Oct. 9, 2018

Election 2018: Everything You Need to Know About Voting in Minnesota

The 2018 midterm elections on November 6 and the stakes couldn’t be higher. This election is the first time since 1978 that Minnesota’s entire U.S. Congressional delegation, the state House of Representatives, and the governor’s seat are ALL up for grabs. Here's what you need to know about how to vote in Minnesota. 

Oct. 8, 2018

Supreme Court Watch: Planned Parenthood Action Fund Condemns Confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court

With the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court, the right to safe, legal abortion in this country is in danger. States will now be the last and only line of defense against the Trump-Pence administration's relentless attempts to turn back the clock on reproductive rights. This is no time for despair; now is the time to act. We can not, and we will not, sit on the sidelines this November. 

Oct. 6, 2018

What You Need to Know About Erik Paulsen's Attacks on Health Care

Erik Paulsen has voted with Trump 97% of the time and has made it clear he will rubber stamp the GOP’s anti-health equity, anti-abortion, anti-Planned Parenthood agenda if is re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. The choice this November is clear—a vote for Erik Paulsen is a vote against access to health care for millions of Minnesotans. That’s why it is critical to elect Dean Phillips to protect and expand health care access for all Minnesotans.

Oct. 5, 2018