Alexandria, Va. – NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia congratulates Jennifer Wexton in VA-10, Abigail Spanberger in VA-7, and Elaine Luria in VA-2 on their victories in yesterday’s elections. NARAL Pro-Choice America endorsed each of these Virginia congressional candidates and their historic wins prove once again that reproductive freedom is a winning issue. NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia is proud to see these three pro-choice champions headed to Congress to fight for women and families.
Tarina Keene, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia, issued the following statement:
“NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia couldn’t be more proud to congratulate Jennifer Wexton, Abigail Spanberger, and Elaine Luria, and stand by them in this critical time when pro-choice leaders are more important than ever. NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia’s members poured their energy into these fights by mobilizing across the Commonwealth. Our members are proud to have played a big role in flipping these key congressional seats.
This is the beginning of solidifying the Commonwealth’s pro-choice majority. NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia now looks forward to protecting Congresswoman-elect Jennifer Wexton’s pro-choice seat in the Virginia State Senate and to flipping both chambers of the General Assembly in 2019. NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia will continue working to defend and expand reproductive freedom in Virginia, no matter what.”
NARAL members made over 1.1 million calls to voters in phone banks all across the country, knocked on nearly 350,000 doors, sent almost 2 million pieces of mail, made more than 343,000 text messages, and held postcard parties, debate watch parties, and rallies in dozens of states. NARAL members vote at a rate of 90 percent, so much of NARAL’s $5 million election program focused on not only mobilizing our members but expanding the number of pro-choice voters. NARAL’s “Pro-Choice Majority Makers” program included TV and digital advertising, direct mail, and a campaign to educate and engage suburban women voters across the country to help them understand what’s at stake if abortion is criminalized by anti-choice politicians. To read more about NARAL’s endorsed candidates, click here.