Planned Parenthood is pleased to unveil our 2014 voter guide and offer voters information on which candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General will protect women’s access to health care and support sexuality education in schools.
The guide contains information collected from an issue-based questionnaire that the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund distributed to all candidates in the races for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General. Candidates signed the questionnaire with the understanding their answers would be made public. We learn a lot about the candidates through their questionnaire answers, and we’re glad to share our knowledge with voters so they can vote based on their priorities and values. We hope other organizations will follow our lead and share the information they obtain from candidates.
Voters and candidates should engage in robust, informed discussions about issues that matter to Massachusetts residents – and our voter guide is one way to facilitate that. The more we engage voters with issues important to them, the more we inspire them to vote and then hold candidates accountable once in office.
We are proud to endorse Martha Coakley for Governor and Maura Healey for Attorney General; both won our endorsement because they are proven women’s health champions. As the state’s leading advocate for women’s health, we want to make sure voters understand the positions of all the statewide candidates, not just those who we endorse. We are fortunate to have many supportive candidates in the races for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General. Whether you’re heading to the Democratic Convention this weekend or voting in the primary election on September 9, we’re happy to help you be better informed.
If women’s health matters to you (as it does to most voters), please go to http://bit.ly/PPVoterGuide to see where the candidates stand on issues such as:
- Access to safe, legal abortion;
- Comprehensive sexuality education in schools; and
- The buffer zone law that protects patient safety outside reproductive health centers.
This election will usher in a new era for Massachusetts. Together, we can and will elect candidates who champion women’s health and comprehensive sexuality education.