Time is running out for your donation to have an impact in May primary races. There is only one May primary date left—next Tuesday, May 24—and we’re watching Georgia and Texas.
Many of our pro-choice candidates did well in last night’s primaries. In North Carolina, Cheri Beasley won 81 percent of the vote. In Oregon, Tina Kotek won the gubernatorial primary, and both Jamie McLeod-Skinner and Andrea Salinas are on their way to winning their Congressional races against establishment-endorsed men.
Abortion rights are still on the ballot, especially in the Lone Star State, where immigration attorney Jessica Cisneros is running neck-and-neck with Rep. Henry Cuellar, the last anti-choice Democrat in the House of Representatives.
This race’s outcome is a key indicator for whether abortion rights will energize Democrats in November. We’re betting it will, but only if we keep putting the issue front-and-center in these high-profile primary races.
The rest of the women on the slate—Texas attorney general candidate Rochelle Garza, Georgia lieutenant governor candidate Renitta Shannon, and Georgia attorney general candidate Jen Jordan—are opportunities to nominate pro-choice women in some of the country’s most-competitive statewide races.
These states are also likely to have headline-grabbing battles over abortion once the decision comes down.