The Democratic Governors Association launched a new fund Tuesday to help governors who will have the biggest impact on abortion rights in their states.
In Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin, the Protect Reproductive Rights Fund will be targeting gubernatorial seats that could have the biggest impact on abortion rights.
The governors of Michigan and Wisconsin are fighting in court to prevent their states from banning abortion.
Kathy Hochul will lead the $10 million fund.
The Supreme Court's June 24 decision dedicated to electing pro- abortion rights candidates led to the creation of a nationwide organizing committee for the Democratic Party.
The Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee launched advertisements to highlight Republican attacks on abortion.
It's worth 80 million dollars. The Associated Press reported Saturday that the amount of money raised by Democratic and Democrat-aligned groups in a single week after the Supreme Court overturned the abortion law of 1973. State races that will play an outsized role in determining abortion policies were not the focus of the donations.
The Supreme Court's ruling will determine whether new, cruel, and punishing restrictions will be put in place on women and families in the future. Voters will make their voices heard by standing with Democrats up and down the ballot in November.
According to polling, the Supreme Court decision is motivating many Democrats to vote, but is it enough to overtake Republicans? A Morning Consult/Politico poll conducted immediately after the court overturned Roe found that voter enthusiasm among Democrats jumped up to 56% from 42% the week before, but it still lags behind the enthusiasm of Republicans. Some voters may be turned off by a perceived lack of action by Democrats to shore up abortion rights in the wake of Roe being overturned.
Many already have or will soon have the right to ban abortion as a result of the Supreme Court's decision. In addition to the governor's race, state attorneys general and supreme court races will also determine what abortion policies look like after Roe. President Joe Biden said after the ruling, "This fall, abortion is on the ballot." The emphasis on voting has caused some Democrats to criticize the federal government for not doing enough. According to the Washington Post, Rep. Cori Bush said that they can't just tell people to vote. They look at us and say, "We already voted for you."
The Democrats are looking to raise $10 million for the governor's races.
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