FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 7, 2012
NARAL Pro-Choice America Congratulates Rep. Henry Waxman on His Successful Re-Election Bid
Washington, D.C. – Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, congratulated Rep. Henry Waxman for his successful re-election to continue representing California’s 33rd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“Henry Waxman is a lifelong champion for reproductive freedom. Southern Californians are extremely lucky to have him representing them in Congress,” said Keenan. “As we usher in the 113th Congress, we know we can continue to count on Waxman’s unwavering commitment to protect our reproductive freedom and privacy.”
NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC endorsed and contributed $7,000 to Rep. Henry Waxman’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.