Pro-Choice Virginia gubernatorial candidate Mark Warner (D), according to a recent Washington Post poll, enjoys a 10-point lead over his staunchly anti-choice opponent, Mark Earley (R). Earley opposes legal abortion even in cases of rape and incest and forged his strong anti-choice record while serving in the VA Senate and as VA Attorney General. In support of Warner, NARAL began a newspaper ad campaign yesterday in Virginia highlighting his pro-choice stance.
With the election fast approaching, the New Jersey Star-Ledger reports that NJ gubernatorial candidate McGreevey (D), also pro-choice, is ahead in the polls there. McGreevey has won the endorsement of NARAL New Jersey PAC. Bret Schundler (R), McGreevey’s opponent, has been vocal about his anti-choice stance throughout the New Jersey governor’s race.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer also reports that pro-choice candidate Jane Campbell (D), running for mayor of Cleveland, has a 7-point lead in the polls against Raymond Pierce (D). Campbell, a long-time feminist activist, is the former field director of ERA America and has served in the Ohio state legislature for twelve-years.
Election day is Tuesday, November 6.
Media Resources: Washington Post Poll Virginia Governors Race: October 2001; Star-Ledger, 11/02/01; Plain Dealer, 11/02/01; NARAL Press Releases, 11/01/01 and 10/24/01; NARAL Fact Sheets
11/25/2015 Afghan Women Launch 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence - Afghanistan marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and begun participating in the worldwide 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which is being called in Afghanistan "Peace from Home to the World." During the launch day's event, which was attended by government officials, including First Lady Rula Ghani and women's rights activists, speakers expressed their commitment to ending violence against women.
First Lady, Rula Ghani gave a speech on ending violence against women and supporting women by stating that "war often leads society towards violence and this violence is in violation of human dignity. . . .