In the face of ongoing federal attacks, protecting and expanding reproductive choice on a local and state level are critically important.
Because of our grassroots-funded support, we were able to mobilize our base and secure a critical pro-choice majority to flip the state senate by electing Manka Dhingra in the 45th LD. We bolstered pro-choice support in the city and county benches all across the state from Spokane to Tacoma and trained our champions to utilize winning pro-choice messaging to mobilize the pro-choice vote.
Local elections are also critical to our success. This year, NARAL Pro-Choice Washington endorsed pro-choice candidates seeking election as city and county council members, mayors, and county executives.
To win our endorsement, candidates must go further than just ticking the pro-choice boxes; they must demonstrate a commitment to pushing for pro-choice legislation and policies if elected, and show that they will be advocates, not just passive allies.
Check out 2017’s Pro-Choice Voters’ Guide to find pro-choice candidates in your area and to learn about volunteer opportunities with their campaigns.