Reproductive Health Advocate Election Guide
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan (PPAM) is the advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood in Michigan. We are committed to ensuring that all people in Michigan have access to the quality, affordable healthcare and sexual health information they need and deserve. We are uniquely positioned to lead strategic reproductive health care advocacy and organizing initiatives. We have a proven track record of organizing supporters and volunteers online and in local communities and campuses to have an impact on legislation, hold elected officials accountable, and further advance the reproductive health care movement in Michigan.
Planned Parenthood believes that sexual and reproductive health rights are basic human rights. We believe that access to health care shouldn’t depend on who you are or where you live. And we believe every person should have the opportunity to choose their own path to a healthy, meaningful life. We believe that every person—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.
PPAM is committed to educating ourselves and our supporters, reckoning with our own racist past, learning from our mistakes and amplifying voices that are at the forefront of this movement.
We will support movement leaders and seek policy changes that center those most impacted while aiming to dismantle the racist systems and structures in our state. We will hold all elected officials accountable in this work.
We invite candidates who share our values to join our efforts and apply for recognition as a PPAM Sexual & Reproductive Health Advocate. PPAM uses the questionnaire below to determine who to recognize in the primary and general elections as well as if and to whom we will contribute funds via the Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan Political Action Committee (PPAM PAC).
For incumbent or former members running for an elected office, we will also review voting records. A designation as an “Advocate” by PPAM does not guarantee funding from PPAM PAC. Our award list will be available on our website and shared publicly.