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November 9, 2022
EMILYs List, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and Planned Parenthood Action Fund to Discuss Midterm Victories for Abortion Rights
Washington, DC — EMILYs List, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and Planned Parenthood Action Fund will hold a press call today, Wednesday, November 9th at 2:00pm ET to discuss the impact of abortion on the ballot in the midterms and the widespread wins for pro-choice candidates and abortion rights across the country.
WHO: Laphonza Butler, President of EMILYs List
Mini Timmaraju, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America
Alexis McGill Johnson, President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund
WHAT: Press call to discuss the impact of abortion on the ballot
WHEN: Wednesday, November 9th at 2:00pm ET
In May 2022, prior to the leaked U.S. Supreme Court Dobbs opinion, the presidents of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and EMILYs List announced a plan to collectively spend a historic $150 million on the 2022 midterms to ensure the election of reproductive freedom champions up and down the ballot. After months of campaigning, the organizations are proud of the decisive wins protecting reproductive rights in key races.
- Abortion was key to turning out Democrats, women, and young voters, defying expectations and historical trends. It was a major issue across the country and resulted in wins up and down the ballot.
- Voters in California, Michigan and Vermont supported ballot initiatives that prohibit state lawmakers to enact abortion bans.
- Voters in Montana and Kentucky rejected ballot measures that would have restricted access to reproductive care.
- With Pennsylvania voters ranking abortion as their most important issue, pro-choice candidate John Fetterman was boosted to a win, especially by Pennsylvanian women.
About EMILYs List
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, works to elect Democratic pro-choice women up and down the ballot and across the country with a goal of fighting for our rights and our communities. Our work is centered around a fundamental vision: Run. Win. Change the World. EMILYs List has raised over $700 million in service to that vision and has helped Democratic women win competitive elections by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running one of the largest independent expenditure campaigns for Democrats, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country's first woman as vice president, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,400 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Visit www.emilyslist.org for more information.
About NARAL Pro-Choice America
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.
About Planned Parenthood Action Fund
Planned Parenthood Action Fund is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit membership organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The Action Fund engages in educational, advocacy, and limited electoral activity, including grassroots organizing, legislative advocacy, and voter education.