Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan is the statewide voice of Michigan Planned Parenthood and patients. We are committed to ensuring that women and families in our state have access to the quality, affordable healthcare they need and deserve. Planned Parenthood believes in access to family planning and reproductive health care and choice. We believe that every woman—regardless of income, age, race, or marital status—has the fundamental right to decide if, when and how to have a child. It is government’s role to support personal childbearing decisions with medically-accurate reproductive health information, including sex education, access to contraceptives, and safe, legal abortion. In order to gather information about candidates running for an elected office, we write to all of the potential candidates* and request responses to our candidate questionnaire. We will share this information with other pro-choice organizations and individuals and post our endorsement list here. Planned Parenthood uses the questionnaire to identify pro-choice candidates* to endorse in the primary and general elections as well as if and to whom to contribute funds from our PAC. For incumbent or former members running for an elected office, we will also review voting records.
The deadline for submitting questionnaires is May 6th, 2018.
*PPAM does not endorse federal candidates. That is handled through the federal Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF).