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July 27, 2022 / Press Releases

NARAL Pro-Choice America Endorses 32 Candidates for Election to the Michigan State Legislature


For Immediate Release: Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org

Lansing, MIToday, NARAL Pro-Choice America announced its endorsement of 32 candidates running for election to the Michigan State House and Senate. Michigan and roughly half of the states in the country are at risk of banning abortion now that the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade

NARAL Pro-Choice America President Mini Timmaraju released the following statement:

“States are now the frontlines of the fight to protect access to abortion care, and few places are a better example of this than Michigan, where both legislative chambers are currently held by an anti-choice majority. We must seize on this opportunity to restore the rights the Supreme Court took from us by electing state legislators who represent usthe majoritythe eight in 10 Americans who know that each of us should have the freedom to decide how and when we start or grow a family, free from political interference. NARAL and our nearly 85,000 members across the state will continue to mobilize voters to elect candidates who will fight to protect and advance our fundamental freedoms.”

State Senate Endorsements

  • Darrin Camilleri (SD-04)
  • Padma Kuppa (SD-09) 
  • Sen. Paul Wojno (SD-10)
  • Kevin Hertel (SD-12)
  • Sen. Rosemary Bayer (SD-13)
  • Sen. Sean McCann (SD-19)
  • Kim Jorgensen Gane (SD-20)
  • Sarah Anthony (SD-21)
  • David LaGrand (SD-30)
  • Terry Sabo (SD-32) 
  • Mark Bignell (SD-33)
  • Kristen McDonald Rivet (SD-35)

State House Endorsements

  • Rep. Laurie Pohutsky (HD-17)
  • Rep. Samantha Steckloff (HD-19)
  • Rep. Matt Koleszar (HD-22)
  • Jason Morgan (HD-23)
  • Rep. Ranjeev Puri (HD-24)
  • Jaime Churches (HD-27)
  • Rep. Felicia Brabec (HD-33)
  • Rep. Christine Morse (HD-40)
  • Rep. Jim Haadsma (HD-44)
  • Maurice Imhoff (HD-46)
  • Jennifer Conlin (HD-48)
  • Rep. Brenda Carter (HD-53)
  • Rep. Nate Shannon (HD-58)
  • Mark Zacharda (HD-71)
  • Rep. Julie Brixie (HD-73)
  • Rep. Angela Witwer (HD-76)
  • Rep. Carol Glanville (HD-84)
  • Larry Jackson (HD-86)
  • Anthony Feig (HD-92)
  • Kim Coonan (HD-96)

These endorsements come as NARAL Pro-Choice America is ramping up its work to elect candidates up and down the ballot in Michigan during this critical moment in the fight for reproductive freedom. NARAL has previously endorsed Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel for reelection, as well as Hillary Scholten, Rep. Elissa Slotkin, Rep. Dan Kildee, Rep. Andy Levin, and Rep. Haley Stevens for the U.S. House.

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe in its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization—ending the constitutional right to abortion and opening the door for extremist state lawmakers to put total bans on abortion in place. This decision is already having a devastating impact throughout the country as 13 states have begun enforcing extreme and total bans on abortion.

NARAL, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and EMILY’s List announced a partnership in May to collectively spend a historic $150 million on the 2022 midterms to elect reproductive freedom champions up and down the ballot across the country. Read more about NARAL’s endorsed candidates here.

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For over 50 years, NARAL Pro-Choice America has fought to protect and advance reproductive freedom at the federal and state levels—including access to abortion care, birth control, pregnancy and post-partum care, and paid family leave—for every body. NARAL is powered by its 4 million members from every state and congressional district in the country, representing the 8 in 10 Americans who support legal abortion.

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

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