Houston Planned Parenthood
October 21, 2009

joan walsh

Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas Action Fund hosted its annual meeting and luncheon featuring guest speaker Joan Walsh, editor of Salon.com.

During the event, Walsh touched on everything from health care reform to the state of the media (“we get the media we deserve”)

The event raised more than $50 thousand, and will be used for programs associated with providing affordable health care to both men and women.

PPH  plans to open a new health center at 4600 Gulf Freeway (Cullen exit) in February. 

CEO Peter Durkin says the new facility will provide better security for clients, an expanded call center, a research lab and expanded services.

Planned Parenthood Endorses Candidates In City Elections
August 26, 2009

The board of directors of  Planned Parenthood Houston  has announced its endorsements for the 2009 municipal elections.

The big news is that the organization did not endorse a candidate in the race for Mayor of Houston, although Peter Brown, Gene Locke and Annise Parker each scored 100% on the organizations questionnaire.

PPSETAF is endorsing candidates in several other competitive races:

Ron Green For Controller.

Sue Lovell for City Council At-Large Position 2

Melissa Noriega for City Council At-Large Position  3

Jolanda Jones for City Council At-Large Position 5

Jarvis Johnson – District B

Wanda Adams – District D

Mike Laster – District F

Ed Gonzalez – District H

James Rodriguez – District I

No other endorsements are being made at this time, but the group is encouraging voters to support candidates who support women’s health education, information and services.