Speaker Profile

Sarah Stoesz

President & CEO
Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
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Sarah Stoesz is the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, one of the largest Planned Parenthood affiliates in the United States. Over her 12 year tenure, Stoesz has focused on expanding access to reproductive health care throughout the region. Stoesz has prioritized grassroots-based advocacy and movement building in the region and has won several hard-fought legislative battles on women’s access to health care. She has built a strong, three-state advocacy organization that has driven several electoral and ballot successes. Most notably, she led the twice-won electoral victory in South Dakota over two attempts to ban abortion. In June 2012, she led efforts to defeat a “Religious Liberties” constitutional amendment in North Dakota that would have negatively impacted basic rights and access to health care in the state.Before joining Planned Parenthood, Stoesz held several positions in policy and politics in both private and public sectors.


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