In the Wake of SCOTUS Overturning Roe v. Wade, DGA Launches “Protect Reproductive Rights Fund” Chaired by Gov. Kathy Hochul
New Fund Will Target Most Critical Governor’s Races for Protecting Abortion Access
As the reversal of Roe v. Wade puts the fate of reproductive health care access in the hands of governors, the DGA is launching a new fund dedicated to investing in governor’s races in 2022 where abortion access is most at risk.
Chaired by New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, the Protect Reproductive Rights Fund is a zero-overfund fund that allows donors to focus their money on the most critical races to protect abortion access.
The target states are AZ, FL, GA, KS, MI, OH, PA, TX, and WI — states either with GOP legislatures who have passed anti-choice legislation recently blocked by a Democratic governor or states listed by the Guttmacher Institute as “certain or likely to ban abortion.” Every dollar donated to the Protect Reproductive Rights Fund goes straight to supporting incumbent Democratic governors and electing Democratic candidates for governor in one or more of those states.
DGA Chair North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said, “Electing and reelecting Democratic governors is our best — and perhaps only — hope of protecting reproductive freedoms. This new fund allows Democrats to focus their investments where it matters most.”
Protect Reproductive Rights Fund Chair New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said, “The reality in post-Roe America is that who your governor is will determine what your reproductive rights look like. That’s why it’s critical for Democrats to ensure pro-choice candidates for governor have the resources they need to defend reproductive freedoms. And with the knowledge of how to spend efficiently and effectively in every state, no organization is better suited to steward this effort than the DGA.”