NARAL Pro-Choice California’s PrivacyPAC leads the effort to elect champions for reproductive freedom in California. We are the only statewide, non-partisan, pro-choice political action committee that endorses candidates regardless of gender. Since 2006, PrivacyPAC has supported and elected pro-choice champions around the state–from the Sierra Foothills to Orange County to San Diego.
The powerful pro-choice majorities we’ve elected allow NARAL to pass ambitious legislation to expand reproductive freedom for all Californians and lead the nation as a beacon of pro-active policy making. These bills would not have become law without our electoral successes. Recent examples include:
AB 154: Early Access to Abortion (Atkins)
While the rest of the country was restricting women’s access to abortion care in the states and at the federal level, CA passed a bill allowing the training of nurses and physicians assistants to provide this care. Now, more women in CA can access care without traveling hundreds of miles and can get the care from a provider they may already know.
AB 775: Reproductive FACT Act (Chiu)
The first law in the nation to successfully regulate the deceptive practices of crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs)–fake clinics that are run by the anti-choice movement with the sole purpose of stopping women from accessing abortion care. Our bill mitigates their deceptive practices by requiring that unlicensed facilities disclose that they’re not medical providers and license facilities notify clients about access to free or low-cost reproductive health care, including abortion.
SB 999: Increasing access to birth control (Pavley)
Women lead busy lives, and being a day late to the pharmacy can increase the risk of unplanned pregnancy. This bill requires insurance companies to cover a 12-month supply of birth control in one pharmacy visit.
Our champions do more than pass innovative pro-choice legislation in California–many will be elected to the U. S. Congress. With 70% of Congress coming directly from state and local governments, California urgently needs to expand our base of pro-choice elected leaders. The median age of the CA Congressional delegation is 59, with 22% over the age of 70. PrivacyPAC focuses on building a strong pipeline of pro-choice candidates so when California sends a new member to Congress, that member has a proven record championing reproductive freedom for all.
If you have questions about PrivacyPAC and our endorsement process, contact Allie Lahey.