Monday, February 14, 2011

Pro-choice candidates in special elections

NARAL just released a list of endorsed candidates running in the special elections on Feb. 22nd. Here's their press release:
NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut PAC Endorses Pro-Choice Candidates for the Special Election

NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut PAC has announced endorsements for the Special Election in State Senate & House races across Connecticut. The group is non-partisan, and endorsements are given only to candidates who request an endorsement and are deemed by the PAC to be 100% pro-choice.

In State Senate races, the PAC endorsed:
Terry Gerratona (6)
Thomas Bruenn (13).

In State House races, NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut PAC has endorsed:
Robert Sanchez (25)
Phil Miller (36)
James Albis (99)
and a dual endorsement of Noreen Kokoruda and Joan Walker (101).

“Our endorsed candidates support the full range of women’s reproductive health,” said Cari Pierdes, NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut PAC Chair. “These candidates understand that being pro-choice means providing women with information and availability to birth control, emergency contraception, prenatal care and safe and legal abortion!”
NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut PAC's website is

Also, voter registration for the special elections ends at noon on Feb. 18th, so get down and register if you haven't already.

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Feb. 22, in the following communities for the special elections: State Senate District 6, covering Berlin, New Britain, and part of Farmington; District 13, covering Meriden, Middlefield, and parts of Cheshire and Middletown; and District 27, covering parts of Darien and Stamford. Special elections will also take place in the following General Assembly Districts: District 20, covering part of West Hartford; District 25, covering parts of new Britain; District 36, covering the towns of Chester, Deep River, Essex and Haddam; District 99, covering part of East Haven; District 101, covering the town of Madison and part of Guilford; and District 126, covering part of Bridgeport.

Voters can visit the Secretary of the State’s Web site at to see if they are registered to vote and where their polling place is located. They can also find out information about absentee ballots and a list of candidates for the special elections.

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