2017 was tough, but together, we stood strong. Together, we kept working to making sure that Planned Parenthood health centers will be there wherever and whenever they are needed, no matter what. Together, we're going to make even more progress in 2018. As we look ahead to next year, let's take a look back at how Minnesota activists stood up, spoke out, and fought back in 2017.
Women didn't just survive 2017, women thrived. From electoral politics to the entertainment industry, here are 20 ways women rocked 2017.
Planned Parenthood applauds Governor Dayton’s decision to appoint Lt. Governor Tina Smith to the United States Senate
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.
From the federal to the state level, attacks on women’s health and rights have been the centerpiece to the Trump Administration’s war on women. These attacks disproportionately harm women of color, undocumented women, LGBTQ+ folks, and low-income earning women.
The Trump Administration wants your ability to access birth control to be determined by your bosses’ beliefs.
Do you want to spread some holiday joy AND support reproductive rights?! Heck yeah you do. Get your holiday shop on in style and support Planned Parenthood at the same time.
Planned Parenthood stands with the courageous women who are coming forward to tell their stories of sexual harassment and assault. For far too long, these behaviors have been brushed aside and ignored. Sexual assault and harassment are completely unacceptable and should never be tolerated, or turned away from, in any setting including the workplace. Perpetrators of sexual assault and/or harassment must be held accountable for their actions. We all deserve to feel safe and respected in our workplaces.
“It was welcoming and non-judgmental. There was no, 'gee, really? You want this? Why do you want this?' None of that. Just very respectful and very professional and very comforting. You know all the things you would expect from Planned Parenthood and I was really pleased that you do it better.”
The 2017 municipal elections are on November 7! Many issues that are critical to our daily lives are on the Election Day ballot, so no matter who you vote for, make sure you vote.