NARAL Members Were Behind Aaron Ford from the Start, Mobilized to Help Him to Victory
For Immediate Release: November 7, 2018
NARAL Pro-Choice America congratulates Aaron Ford on his victory in last night’s election. NARAL Pro-Choice America members endorsed Ford early in the primary, and mobilized voters for months to turn out the vote.
“The women of Nevada deserve someone that will fight for them, their families, and their futures. That’s Aaron Ford,” said NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue. “Last night’s win shows that when candidates stand up for women and our essential rights—including the right to access abortion—they win. NARAL members were proud to stand with Aaron throughout the campaign, and we’re thrilled to stand with him as we celebrate victory. We know Aaron Ford will fight for the values of Nevada’s women and families, and we now look forward to working with him to defend and proactively expand reproductive freedom.”
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’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.”