After SCOTUS Abortion Ruling, Leading Gender Justice Organization Endorses Challengers in 2022 Midterm Elections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, July 28, 2022

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After SCOTUS Abortion Ruling, Leading Gender Justice Organization Endorses Challengers in 2022 Midterm Elections

“We Are Fighting Back. That Starts With Leaders Who Will Challenge the Status Quo and Advance Abortion Justice” 

Today, Ultraviolet PAC, the political arm of the national gender justice group UltraViolet, announced their first endorsements of the 2022 election cycle.  In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v Wade, UltraViolet is endorsing twelve candidates in key midterm races that openly support abortion rights and access to reproductive healthcare.

“Our rights, our freedoms, our very existence are under daily attack by  Republicans who are hellbent on turning back the clock on decades worth of progress,” said Shaunna Thomas, Executive Director of Ultraviolet. “The five Supreme Court justices did not end Roe alone. The entire Republican Party did this.  Our message is clear, we’re coming for you this November at the ballot box. We are fighting back. And that starts with new leaders who will advance abortion access, civil rights, economic justice, and democracy reform. These are the leaders we need in this turning point in our nation’s history to fight for all of us.”


UltraViolet PAC’s slate of endorsements includes:


Governor races:

Stacey Abrams, Georgia 

Deidre DeJear, Iowa 

Tina Kotek, Oregon 

Senate races:

Mandela Barnes, Wisconsin

Cheri Beasley, North Carolina 

Charles Booker, Kentucky 

House races:

Greg Casar (TX-35) 

Jasmine Crockett (TX-30) 

Brittany Ramos DeBarros (NY-11) 

Maxwell Frost (FL-10) 

Summer Lee (PA-12)

Delia Ramirez (IL-3)

This is the first time UltraViolet is endorsing in both Gubernatorial and Federal races with  explicit acknowledgement that the fight over abortion rights and reproductive healthcare access is a state-by-state battle. 

UltraViolet’s support  for  endorsed candidates will include paid media and grassroots campaigning. 

For UltraViolet PAC, supporting the expansion of abortion access is an important element in choosing which candidates to endorse, but not the only criteria. All UltraViolet PAC’s endorsed candidates have gone on the record to condemn the relationships between the politics of hate, fear and gun violence, and have explicitly rejected white nationalism and right-wing extremism. These candidates are also champions in the fight against misogyny, homophobia, transphobia and gender-based violence. 

Additional endorsements will follow throughout the summer. 


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