FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 6, 2012
NARAL Pro-Choice America Applauds Rep. Louise Slaughter on Her Successful Re-Election Bid
Washington, D.C. – Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, congratulated Rep. Louise Slaughter on her successful re-election to represent New York’s 25th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“I commend the Slaughter campaign for its hard-fought win,” said Keenan. “Rep. Slaughter’s victory is a win for women. As a chair of the House Pro-Choice Caucus, she has been a lifelong champion of reproductive freedom. We, along with our affiliate NARAL Pro-Choice New York, look forward to welcoming her back to Congress and continuing our important work together.”
NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC endorsed and contributed $5,000 to Rep. Louise Slaughter’s campaign for Congress.
During the 2012 election cycle, NARAL Pro-Choice America and NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC spent more than $3.3 million to support President Obama, incumbent pro-choice senators and congressional representatives and challengers running in states and districts throughout the country. This amount includes more than $700,000 in direct contributions to federal candidates and committees; nearly $200,000 on member communications; and more than $1.3 million on independent-expenditure activity.
NARAL Pro-Choice America’s independent expenditure program included mail, phones, television, and Internet advertising to reach 338,020 targeted pro-choice Obama defector voters in 25 counties within nine battleground states: CO, FL, IA, NC, NH, NV, OH, VA, WI. These “defectors” are women voters who supported President Obama in 2008, but were unsure or not planning to support his re-election.
Get more information about NARAL Pro-Choice America’s electoral activities and other NARAL-endorsed candidates who also won their races.