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November 8, 2016 / Press Releases

NARAL congratulates Catherine Cortez Masto on win in U.S. Senate race

November 8, 2016

Following Catherine Cortez Masto’s victory in Nevada’s U.S. Senate race, NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue and NARAL Pro-Choice Nevada State Director Caroline Mello Roberson released the following statements:

“Catherine Cortez Masto’s victory is a huge win for Nevada families. NARAL is proud to have backed her campaign to represent Nevada families and to make history as the first Latina to serve in the U.S. Senate,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “We know she will be a strong ally in the fight to protect and expand the reproductive freedom of all Americans. That’s why NARAL members knocked on thousands of doors to support Catherine’s campaign. Nevada’s pro-choice majority turned out to support her campaign, and we couldn’t be happier to congratulate Senator-elect Catherine Cortez Masto.”

“NARAL members across Nevada have spent the last few months knocking on doors and getting out the vote for Catherine and are excited to celebrate her win,” said Caroline Mello Roberson, state director for NARAL Pro-Choice Nevada. “NARAL worked hard to support her campaign because we know that Catherine will always fight to defend the reproductive freedom of all Nevadans. Seven in 10 Nevadans support keeping abortion legal and accessible. In Catherine, the pro-choice majority in Nevada has found a leader who will trust women to our own reproductive health care decisions.”

NARAL was proud to endorse Catherine Cortez Masto and to stand with her throughout her campaign. As Nevada Attorney General, Catherine Cortez Masto has a strong record of standing up for Nevada families and has fought against attacks on women’s constitutional right to safe and legal abortion. Her opponent, Congressman Joe Heck, wanted to outlaw abortion, overturn Roe v. Wade, and defund Planned Parenthood. That’s why NARAL placed ads calling out Rep. Heck’s out-of-touch agenda which ran all the way through Election Day.

To see how NARAL Pro-Choice America has fought for reproductive freedom over the last year, watch here.

NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans. NARAL works to guarantee that every woman has the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. In recognition of its work defending our constitutional right to choose, Fortune Magazine described NARAL as “one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America.”


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