June 1, 2016 / Press Releases

New ad campaign by NARAL targets Sen. Grassley

June 1, 2016

NARAL Pro-Choice America today highlighted a new ad campaign targeting U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA). The ad campaign, which is already playing on radio stations across the state, pushes Sen. Grassley to do the job he 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. Grassley, all of whom are linchpins of the Republican effort to obstruct the confirmation process: Sens. Ron Johnson (R-WI), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), 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. Grassley does the job the people of Iowa elected him 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 Iowan Jeanette Minor makes clear that Sen. Grassley simply doesn’t share the priorities of the hardworking families he was elected to represent,” added Bruce. “Seven-in-ten Americans support legal access to abortion. Senators like Chuck Grassley who are obstructing the nomination process in order to limit access to abortion couldn’t be more out of touch. The message from Iowa voters to Sen. Grassley 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 earlier efforts to hold Sen. Grassley accountable for single-handedly refusing to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court.


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