For Immediate Release: Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Defeat of anti-choice, anti-freedom Republican candidate Jeanne Ives is a win for Illinoisans and reproductive freedom
Illinois — Today, voters in Illinois’ 6th Congressional District reelected NARAL-endorsed incumbent Sean Casten to the U.S. House of Representatives. His victory over anti-choice, anti-freedom Republican candidate Jeanne Ives marks a huge win for reproductive freedom and protects a critical seat in the House.
In response to Casten’s victory, NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue released the following statement:
“We are proud to have endorsed Representative Sean Casten, a proven champion for reproductive freedom, and congratulate him on winning this critical race. We know that Rep. Casten 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.”
NARAL reached over 3 million voters in key states, including Illinois, through its historic 2020 electoral program.
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.