June 13, 2018 / Press Releases

NARAL Pro-Choice America Congratulates Nevada Candidates on Primary Victories

For Immediate Release: June 13, 2018
Contact: [email protected]

In a victory for Nevada women and families, NARAL Pro-Choice America congratulated pro-choice candidates up and down the ballot for winning their primaries. From Rep. Jacky Rosen’s bid to replace anti-choice extremist Dean Heller in the U.S. Senate, to Aaron Ford on his campaign for Attorney General, to Susie Lee running in Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District, to the numerous candidates running for the state legislature who are proudly touting their pro-reproductive freedom platforms, it’s clear that fighting for a woman’s right to choose in Nevada is a winning issue.

“These candidates are proven champions for reproductive freedom who have demonstrated they aren’t afraid to stand up for the rights of Nevadans to choose if, when, and how to become a parent,” said Caroline Mello Roberson, State Director, NARAL Pro-Choice Nevada, “Now more than ever we need unapologetic leadership from representatives who aren’t afraid to stand up to Dean Heller, Adam Laxalt, and their backwards, out-of-touch agenda. We know that these candidates will be an important voice at every level, advancing the reproductive freedom of all Nevadans. We look forward to making sure that these pro-choice champions win in November.”

“With bad actors like Dean Heller and Adam Laxalt who are obsessed with attacking our reproductive healthcare to excite the most extreme factions of their base, we need champions like Jacky Rosen, Aaron Ford and Susie Lee who will stand up to their out of touch ideology and put Nevada women and families first,” said NARAL Pro-Choice America Political Director Nicole Brener-Schmitz. “We are proud to stand with these pro-choice champions and we look forward to ensuring that they win on November 6th.”

NARAL has been a strong force in Nevada working to elect pro-choice candidates up and down the ballot. In 2016, NARAL members were a part of the successful coalition that flipped the Nevada State legislature from anti-choice to pro-choice control. As result, the 2017 legislative session saw the first bill in more than 18 years to protect and expand access to affordable birth control for all Nevadans. NARAL members are committed to protecting and expanding those pro-choice majorities in the 2018 election by targeting vulnerable seats in the State Senate previously held by anti-choice incumbents. NARAL Pro-Choice Nevada members will continue to work overtime through the general election as they did in the primary, knocking doors in the hot Las Vegas sun and talking to Nevadans about why we need pro-choice champions representing them at every level of government.

Full list of NARAL endorsed candidates advancing to General Election:

State Wide:

  • Aaron Ford – Attorney General
  • Kate Marshall – Lieutenant Governor

U.S. House:

  • NV-03 – Susie Lee
  • NV-01 – Dina Titus

U.S. Senate:

  • Jacky Rosen

State Senate:

  • SD 8- Marilyn Dondero Loop
  • SD 9- Melanie Scheible
  • SD 10- Yvanna Cancela
  • SD 20- Julie Pazina
  • SD 21- James Ohrenschall

State Assembly:

  • AD 4- Connie Munk
  • AD 5- Brittany Miller
  • AD 8- Jason Frierson
  • AD 29- Lesley Cohen
  • AD 35- Michelle Gorelow

NARAL’s political program for the 2018 general election is the organization’s largest ever midterm political program to advance candidates fighting for “our values, our future, our vote.” NARAL is investing in diverse candidates up and down the ballot in 19 states, mobilizing members and voters through mail, phones, digital ads, door to door canvassing, TV ads, and rallies that hold anti-choice candidates accountable and lift up pro-choice champions. To read more about NARAL’s endorsed candidates, click here.


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.”

Everyone should be able to decide if, when, how, and with whom they start or grow a family.

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