For Immediate Release: Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Defeat of anti-choice Republican candidate Kendall Qualls is a win for Minnesotans and reproductive freedom
Minnesota — Today, voters in Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District reelected NARAL-endorsed incumbent Representative Dean Phillips to the U.S. House of Representatives. His victory over anti-choice, anti-freedom Republican candidate Kendall Qualls marks a huge win for reproductive freedom and protects a critical seat in the House.
In response to Phillips’ victory, NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue released the following statement:
“We know that Representative Dean Phillips will continue to be a fierce defender of our fundamental rights in the U.S. House of Representatives—and we need elected officials like him now more than ever. We are proud to have endorsed Rep. Phillips, a proven champion for reproductive freedom, and congratulate him on winning this critical race.”
NARAL reached over 3 million voters in key states, including Minnesota, through its historic 2020 electoral program.
NARAL held fireside chats, meet-and-greet events, phone banks, and postcard-writing parties for these candidates as well as Minnesota candidates for the U.S. House and U.S. Senate. NARAL’s Minnesota electoral program included NARAL staff and volunteers making 25,000 calls to voters. NARAL also held 15 events, activating 200 volunteers who not only made tens of thousands of calls, but also sent 56,000 text messages, and 5,700 postcards.
Read more about NARAL’s endorsed candidates here.
For over 50 years, NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates and chapters have fought to protect and advance reproductive freedom—including access to abortion, contraception, and paid family leave—for every body. NARAL is powered by its more than 2.5 million members from every state and congressional district in the country, representing the 7 in 10 Americans who believe every person should have the freedom to make the best decision for themselves about if, when, and how to raise a family.