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November 8, 2018 / Press Releases

NARAL Congratulates Mike Levin on Victory in CA-49


Win Comes After NARAL Members Threw Their Support Behind Levin

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

NARAL Pro-Choice America congratulates Mike Levin on his victory in tonight’s election. NARAL Pro-Choice America members endorsed Levin and is proud to see him headed to Congress.

“Tonight’s win shows that when candidates fight for women and our essential rights—including the right to access abortion—they win. We need strong leaders who aren’t afraid to stand up for every woman’s right to choose if, when, and how to become a parent. Mike Levin is one of those leaders. Mike is a true fighter for reproductive freedom, and NARAL could not be more thrilled he is headed to Congress,” said NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue.

“NARAL members threw their support behind Mike because they know he is committed to fighting for the rights of women and families in California and all across America. NARAL members were proud to play a big role in this race, pouring their energy into this fight and mobilizing behind Mike’s commitment to our shared values. NARAL couldn’t be more proud to congratulate Mike and stand by him in this critical time when pro-choice leaders are more important than ever.”

NARAL members made over one million calls to voters in phone banks all across the country, knocked on more than 43,000 doors, and held postcard parties, debate watch parties, rallies, and candidate meet and greets in dozens of states. NARAL members vote at rate of 90%, 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 nearly $1 million campaign to educate and engage suburban women voters in eight key cities across the country to help them understand what’s at stake if abortion is criminalized by anti-choice politicians.

NARAL’s 2018 political program was the organization’s largest ever midterm political program. Nearly eight in 10 suburban women, including a majority across all political parties, don’t believe politicians should interfere in a woman’s right to choose. NARAL invested $5 million 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 held anti-choice candidates accountable and lifted 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.”

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