FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 1, 2016
Statewide Ad Campaign Features Local NARAL Members Calling on Sen. Ayotte to #DoYourJob and Stop Using Abortion as Excuse to Block Supreme Court Process
NARAL Pro-Choice America today highlighted a new ad campaign targeting U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH). The ad campaign, which is already playing on radio stations across the state, pushes Sen. Ayotte to do the job she was elected to do by filling the vacancy on the Supreme Court. The six-figure, week-long radio and digital campaign targets three other senators in addition to Sen. Ayotte, all of whom are linchpins of the Republican effort to obstruct the confirmation process: Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Ron Johnson (R-WI), and Rob Portman (R-OH). The ads highlight leaked audio showing that the GOP strategy of obstructing the nomination process has really been about limiting access to abortion all along.
“NARAL is stepping up to ensure Sen. Ayotte does the job the people of New Hampshire elected her to do,” said Sasha Bruce, senior vice president for campaigns and strategy at NARAL Pro-Choice America. “Senate Republicans have not only refused to do their jobs for more than two months, but now we learn that their cynical obstructionism has really been about limiting access to abortion all along.”
“In the ad, the story told by NARAL member and New Hampshire resident Deidre Reynolds makes clear that Sen. Ayotte simply doesn’t share the priorities of the hardworking families she was elected to represent,” added Bruce. “Seven-in-ten Americans support legal access to abortion. Senators like Kelly Ayotte who are obstructing the nomination process in order to limit access to abortion couldn’t be more out of touch. The message from New Hampshire voters to Sen. Ayotte is clear: #DoYourJob and fill the vacancy on our nation’s highest court.”
All four of the new ads can be found here. This new ad follows NARAL’s recent ad campaign targeted at Sen. Ayotte for failing to do her job to fill the Supreme Court vacancy and being preoccupied with limiting access to abortion.