NARAL Pro-Choice Washington was founded in 1975 to protect and expand reproductive freedom in Washington state.
Our mission is to develop and sustain a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every Washingtonian the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and accessing safe and legal abortion care.
NARAL Pro-Choice Washington does issue advocacy, lobbying, and provides information on candidates’ positions on choice. We work with our lobbyist and legislators in Olympia to chart and pass pro-choice legislation and to defeat legislation that would limit a woman's right to choose. Through our Political Action Committee we also provide support to pro-choice candidates running for state and local office.
About Our Voter Guide
Ratings are based on a candidate's responses to our questionnaire and interview with the NARAL Pro-Choice Washington PAC. NARAL Pro-Choice Washington PAC reviews candidate questionnaires and interviews, and makes recommendations for endorsements to our Board of Directors.
Candidates who are endorsed by NARAL Pro-Choice Washington. Candidates must be 100% pro-choice in order to earn our endorsement.
Candidates who are not 100% pro-choice but who we have recommended over their opponent(s).
Candidates who are 100% pro-choice but are not eligible for endorsement or were not selected for endorsement.
NARAL Pro-Choice Washington endorses candidates with 100% pro-choice positions and structured campaigns. Since we place a high priority on issue leadership and a pro-choice voting record, in certain races we have endorsed one pro-choice candidate over another.