FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 7, 2012
NARAL Pro-Choice America Congratulates Julia Brownley
Washington, D.C. – Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, congratulated Julia Brownley for her successful bid to represent California’s 26th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“I commend the Brownley campaign for its great win,” said Keenan. “Rep.-elect Brownley strongly believes in a woman’s right to choose and California voters can trust her to protect their constitutional rights. As she joins the 113th Congress, we, along with our affiliate NARAL Pro-Choice California, look forward to working with Rep.-elect Brownley to protect women’s reproductive freedom.”
NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC endorsed and contributed $10,000 to Julia Brownley’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.