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Electing Pro-Choice Leaders

A pro-choice president sits in the White House. What was our role in making this happen?

  • In May 2008, NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC become the first major pro-choice PAC to endorse Barack Obama for president.
  • We identified pro-choice voters, including pro-choice Independent and Republican women, and urged them to support President Obama and pro-choice congressional candidates.
  • We reached nearly 300,000 households in eight important states-- Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
  • We persuaded these voters to vote pro-choice because having pro-choice leaders in charge would make a positive difference in their lives.

In the 2010 elections, anti-choice politicians took control of the U.S. House and made gains in the U.S. Senate. However, we still had great champions, and worked with them to fight the anti-choice agenda.

In 2010, 31 NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC-endorsed congressional candidates won their races. Choice played a key role in the re-election of Sens. Michael Bennet of Colorado, Barbara Boxer of California, Patty Murray of Washington, and others.

We helped President Obama and pro-choice challengers and incumbents in the House and Senate win in 2012. Choice played a pivitol role in many of these races.

In 2013, choice was front and center in two important races. We partnered with NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts to help elect pro-choice former Rep. Ed Markey to the U.S. Senate in June. In November, we worked with our affiliate in Virginia to defeat anti-choice radical Ken Cuccinelli and elect pro-choice Terry McAuliffe governor.

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