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November 6, 2018 / Press Releases

NARAL Congratulates Dean Phillips on Victory in MN-03


NARAL Members Fired Up to Support Pro-Choice Fighter Dean Phillips

For Immediate Release: November 6, 2018
Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org

NARAL Pro-Choice America congratulates Dean Phillips in his election to represent Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District in Congress. NARAL members threw their support behind Phillips following NARAL’s endorsement, and couldn’t be more excited to celebrate tonight’s win.

“Tonight’s win shows that when candidates stand up for women and our essential rightsincluding the right to access abortionthey win,” said NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue. “NARAL members mobilized behind Dean Phillips because he made it clear that reproductive freedom should not be up for debate. The majority of Minnesotans support abortion access and they are lucky to have Dean’s representing them. Dean is committed to fighting for the rights of women, families, and all Americans, and we couldn’t be more proud to have an advocate like him in Congress.”

NARAL members made over 1.1 million calls to voters in phone banks all across the country, knocked on nearly 350,000 doors, sent almost 2 million pieces of mail, made more than 343,000 text messages, and held postcard parties, debate watch parties, and rallies in dozens of states. NARAL members vote at rate of 90 percent, so much of NARAL’s $5 million election program focused on not only mobilizing our members but expanding the number of pro-choice voters. NARAL’s “Pro-Choice Majority Makers” program included TV and digital advertising, direct mail, and a campaign to educate and engage suburban women voters across the country to help them understand what’s at stake if abortion is criminalized by anti-choice politicians. 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.”

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