For Immediate Release
June 28, 2022
Women Vote Announces New Ad Criticizing Adam Laxalt’s Appalling Record on Choice
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List’s Women Vote announced its first television expenditure in Nevada’s senatorial race highlighting former Nevada attorney general and Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Adam Laxalt’s abysmal record on choice and abortion access. The TV ad “Historic” will air on broadcast, cable, and satellite in the Reno and Las Vegas media markets starting today at a total cost of $2.1 million.
Women Vote Executive Director Melissa Williams remarked on the importance of this investment with the following statement:
“Politicians like Adam Laxalt are responsible for stripping reproductive rights from millions of American women against their will. While attorney general, Laxalt consistently worked against abortion access and reproductive health services in Nevada, and there is no question that he would oppose restoring those rights if elected to the Senate.
“This is a tragic time in American history, and we cannot allow anti-choice extremists like Laxalt to gain even more power to determine our lives and our futures. EMILYs List is proud to once again be standing with Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto in her reelection campaign. We know that unlike Laxalt, she will defend the reproductive freedoms of all Americans, just like she has her entire career.”
The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade holding that there is no longer a federal constitutional right to an abortion.
Adam Laxalt called that decision taking away our rights an “historic victory.”
Unapologetically pro-life, Laxalt has made a career pushing to limit abortion rights, committed to taking control of every woman’s personal decision and giving it to politicians.
Adam Laxalt — he’s coming after our freedom.
We need to tell him no.
Women Vote is responsible for the content of this ad.
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