Last night, as we watched election returns with family and friends we saw our dreams and work to break the highest glass ceiling dashed. Today, we watched our champion Secretary Hillary Clinton remind us, “never stop believing that fighting for what is right is worth it.” Though we are heartbroken, we are not defeated.
Stronger together is not merely a campaign slogan, it is our mission and mandate moving forward. I know you share my commitment to the values of inclusion, justice, kindness, and respect. That is why I know you will continue to work for a state and a country that respects our core beliefs.
I want to thank all of our dedicated volunteers who knocked on doors (sometimes even in the rain), made phone calls, donated your hard-earned money and worked to elect pro-choice candidates from the White House to the Statehouse.
I also want to thank all of our endorsed candidates who put their own feet to the fire and ran for office. Their dedication and support for access to safe, legal abortion care is appreciated even more on days like today.
This is not the end. Our work together to protect reproductive rights is more critical than ever. My team is already working on our next move. I promise you that we will never give up the fight to protect abortion access in Ohio.
Today we mourn, we process, and we regroup. Tomorrow we will rise up again to fight for the dignity and worth of every person in Ohio and this nation who woke up this morning feeling vulnerable, and afraid because we know love must trump hate.
Kellie Copeland & the NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Team
Help build a pro-choice Ohio. Every day, NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio fights to protect access to the full range of reproductive health care options—including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and safe & legal abortion care. We educate the public about the real threat to women’s healthcare posed by anti-choice legislation and policies. We mobilize pro-choice Ohioans to take political action to defend reproductive rights. And we are the voice for Ohio’s abortion clinics, helping them navigate the increasingly hostile climate created by extremist groups. But we need your help. As a member organization, we rely on your financial support to fund our important legislative, educational, and grassroots activities.