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Celebrating the Resilience, Strength, and Activism of LGBTQ Communities 

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, an annual monthlong observance of LGBTQ history, achievements, community, and activism, celebrated with marches, parties, and other events across the country. This June, we proudly celebrate the resilience, strength, and activism of LGBTQ people and communities.

June 22, 2018

Supreme Court Watch: Partisan Gerrymandering

This week, the court punted on a case about partisan gerrymandering, dismissing it for lack of standing and sending it back to lower courts for further consideration. Without a definitive decision on the legality of partisan gerrymandering, it is critically important that we elect lawmakers who understand and value the importance of voting rights and democratic processes. Those who represent us must uphold these values and fight to make sure that all people are fairly represented and have a voice in our democracy.

June 20, 2018

What You Can Do to Stand with Immigrant Families

Parents are fleeing violence and persecution, doing everything they can to protect their children. Immigration status is no reason to separate families. We cannot sit by silently while this administration continues to strip immigrants of their basic health, rights, and freedoms. All people, regardless of immigration status, are able to live a life of dignity—no matter what.

June 19, 2018

Supreme Court Watch: Voter Rights

This week, the court announced a decision on a case out of Ohio related to voting rights and voter registration, ruling for the state in a narrow 5-4 decision, holding that the process at issue does not violate federal law. Democracy relies on all people having equal access to the right to vote. We all must work tirelessly to ensure that everyone has a voice and a vote.

June 12, 2018

Election 2018: Minnesota's Midterm Ballot

What happened during—and after—the DFL State Convention in Rochester last weekend means there are a lot of candidates on the ballot, but access to safe, legal abortion, birth control, and life-saving medical exams are also on the ballot—and that’s why it’s more important than ever to get informed and get busy.

June 6, 2018

Supreme Court Watch: Abortion Rights and LGBTQ Rights

Last week, the court rejected an appeal on a dangerous abortion ban in Arkansas—and this week, the court issued two decisions—one related to abortion rights and one related to LGBTQ rights and anti-discrimination policy.

June 5, 2018

Rep. Paulsen: Holds Fake Town Halls, Still Clueless About Planned Parenthood

More than 7,000 in Rep. Paulsen’s district rely on Title X funds, so why won't he commit to protecting them and ensuring that his constituents have a place to go for life-saving health care like cancer screenings, birth control, and STD testing and treatment? 

June 1, 2018

Governor Dayton Joins Opposition to Trump’s “Gag Rule” that Restricts Access to Reproductive Health Care

The Planned Parenthood Action Fund applauds Governor Dayton for standing with Minnesota women to protect essential health care services.

June 1, 2018

Pawlenty-Fischbach Ticket Would Set Minnesota Women Back Decades

A Pawlenty-Fischbach administration would turn the clock back decades on women’s health and severely limit women’s access to cancer screenings and contraception. This ticket would impede the progress we’ve made on lowering rates of unintended pregnancy, teen pregnancy and abortion.

May 31, 2018