For Immediate Release: Saturday, November 7, 2020
Nevada — On Tuesday, voters in Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District reelected NARAL-endorsed Rep. Susie Lee to the U.S. House of Representatives. Her victory over anti-choice, anti-freedom Republican candidate Dan Rodimer marks a huge win for reproductive freedom and protects a critical seat in the House.
In response to Lee’s victory, NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue released the following statement:
“We are proud to have endorsed Rep. Susie Lee, a proven champion for reproductive freedom, and congratulate her on winning this critical race. We know that Rep. Lee will continue to be a fierce defender of our fundamental rights in the House of Representatives—and we need elected officials like her now more than ever.”
NARAL Pro-Choice Nevada Director Caroline Mello Roberson said:
“NARAL Pro-Choice Nevada and our members congratulate Rep. Susie Lee on her reelection and are grateful for her leadership in the ongoing fight to safeguard reproductive freedom for every body. If this race has made one thing clear, it’s that Republican Dan Rodimer does not represent the values of Nevadans, who deserve a leader who will fight for their fundamental freedoms.”
NARAL reached over 3 million voters in key states including Nevada through its historic 2020 electoral program. NARAL’s investment in Nevada included partnering with the Human Rights Campaign to host weekly Repro Freedom Power Hours to activate NARAL members in support of champions for reproductive freedom up and down the ballot.
In the final week before the election, NARAL Pro-Choice Nevada hosted three virtual Get Out the Vote rallies featuring Rep. Lee, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Nevada Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro, and other prominent state leaders.
Last year Nevada was one of the few states to proactively safeguard reproductive freedom by passing the Trust Nevada Women Act, one of the country’s most significant pieces of legislation on reproductive freedom passed in 2019. The Trust Nevada Women Act marked a historic move by the state to protect and uphold the reproductive freedom of Nevadans in a year that saw 31 states push extreme restrictions on abortion. These types of restrictions disproportionately harm BIPOC, low-income, and rural communities, and are part of a coordinated effort by the Radical Right to maintain white patriarchal control at all costs.
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For over 50 years, NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates and chapters have fought to protect and advance reproductive freedom—including access to abortion, contraception, and paid family leave—for every body. NARAL is powered by its more than 2.5 million members from every state and congressional district in the country, representing the 7 in 10 Americans who believe every person should have the freedom to make the best decision for themselves about if, when, and how to raise a family.