GOTV Push Highlights Handel’s Obsession with Defunding Planned Parenthood, Pushing An Extreme Agenda
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 15, 2017
NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced a six-figure GOTV push for the special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. There, Democrat Jon Ossoff is challenging anti-choice Republican Karen Handel, who is infamous for her attacks on Planned Parenthood. The GOTV push taps into a previously untargeted universe of pro-choice voters who are most at risk of not voting in Tuesday’s runoff. The investment includes video ads, mailers, and phone calls to this targeted universe to ensure voters know about Handel’s anti-choice record and the consequences of her push to deny funding to Planned Parenthood.
“NARAL is targeting our efforts to ensure pro-choice Georgians vote their values in Tuesday’s runoff. As we’ve seen in recent elections, there’s increasing opposition to extreme candidates like Karen Handel, and we’re focused on mobilizing that energy to oppose her on Tuesday,” said Joel Foster, political director of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “The voters that will make the difference in this election care about protecting our reproductive rights, including access to abortion and birth control. Voters are tired of politicians like Karen Handel who obsess over taking away basic healthcare from women and families. In this election, defending a woman’s right to decide if, when, and how to grow her family isn’t just the right thing to do to, it’s the principled stand that will pay dividends at the ballot box.”
NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans. NARAL works to guarantee that every woman has the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. In recognition of its work defending our constitutional right to choose, Fortune Magazine described NARAL as “one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America.”