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November 6, 2020 / Press Releases

NARAL Pro-Choice America Responds to Outcome of Election in New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District

For Immediate Release: Friday, November 6, 2020

Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org

New Jersey On Tuesday, NARAL-endorsed candidate Amy Kennedy narrowly lost her bid for election to the U.S. House of Representatives in New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District. 

NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue released the following statement in response: 

“Though we’re disappointed in today’s results, NARAL Pro-Choice America is proud to have backed Amy Kennedy in her bid to represent New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District. Over the course of this race, Amy recognized exactly what was at stake for women and families when it comes to reproductive freedom, and she vocally championed our fundamental rights. Make no mistake: Though this race may be over, NARAL will never stop fighting to defeat politicians like Rep. Jeff Van Drew for rubber-stamping Donald Trump’s extreme agenda. We will be watching Rep. Van Drew, and will continue to hold him accountable for his out-of-touch agenda.” 

Republican Rep. Van Drew recently switched parties and pledged his support for Donald Trump.  

In the 2020 election cycle, NARAL Pro-Choice America ran its largest-ever electoral program designed to reach, persuade, and mobilize key voters in target states across the country who are motivated by Trump and Republicans’ unyielding attacks on reproductive freedom. 

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.

Everyone should be able to decide if, when, how, and with whom they start or grow a family.

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