Houston, TX – Today, Planned Parenthood Texas Votes PAC (PPTV PAC) announces its first round of Houston municipal election endorsements. This election is the first municipal election in Houston following the fall of Roe v. Wade in June of 2022.
Planned Parenthood Texas Votes has endorsed three candidates, listed below, in the municipal election and has given a 100% rating to an additional seventeen candidates. Endorsed candidates have pledged to fight for reproductive rights in Houston and access to sexual and reproductive health care for their constituents. A 100% rating indicates that a candidate has returned our questionnaire with answers that indicate their support for sexual and reproductive health care issues. It is meant to serve as a guide to inform voters about candidates’ positions and how they intend to govern. View the full list of endorsed and 100% rated candidates here.
PPTV Endorsed Candidates Include:
Dr. Letitia Plummer, Houston City Council At-Large Position 4
Sallie Alcorn, Houston City Council At-Large Position
Abbie Kamin, Houston City Council District C
Candidate endorsements are based on a combination of voting records for incumbent candidates, responses to questionnaires and publicly stated positions.
Statement by Darcy Caballero, Government Relations & Political Director, Planned Parenthood Texas Votes PAC
“At a time where some cities in Texas are attempting to restrict people’s ability to travel to seek abortion, we must elect pro-sexual and reproductive health champions to Houston City Council. The State of Texas has failed us – now more than ever, we need our local government to stand up against extremists and fight for our right to abortion access and sexual and reproductive health care. Houston deserves candidates who are willing and eager to take on the fight for our freedoms.”
Planned Parenthood Texas Votes (PPTV) is the nonpartisan policy, advocacy and political arm for Planned Parenthood affiliates in Texas.