FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 16, 2012
NARAL Pro-Choice America Congratulates Ami Bera
Washington, D.C. – Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, congratulated Rep.-elect Ami Bera on his successful bid to represent California’s 7th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“I would like to congratulate the Bera campaign on a hard fought win,” said Keenan. “As a former health-care provider, Rep.-elect Bera understands the importance of protecting a woman’s right to confidential, high-quality medical care. We were proud to support Bera’s campaign and we, along with our affiliate NARAL Pro-Choice California, look forward to working together in the 113th Congress.”
NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC endorsed and contributed $10,000 to Ami Bera’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.