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Voters stand with women in Albuquerque

Yesterday, Albuquerque voters soundly rejected a measure that would have placed the government squarely between women and their doctors. Early vote totals nearly doubled the number of early votes cast in the mayoral race last month, and some voters waited up to an hour to vote on Tuesday. Albuquerque residents sent a clear message to anyone who doesn't respect women's rights.

More than 48,000 Albuquerque voters came out to vote against the deceptive ballot measure that would have severely limited women’s rights—defeating the proposal by 10 percentage points.

This isn't just a victory for Albuquerque women. This is just one in a slew of recent attacks on women's rights across the country.

In 2013 alone, 17 states have passed restrictions to limit women's access to safe and legal abortion. All of this despite polling that shows that a strong majority of Americans support a woman's right to make private medical decisions without government interference between her and her doctor.

A woman's health decisions are personal. That's why OFA volunteers in Albuquerque worked tirelessly with an amazing coalition led by Respect ABQ Women to defeat this measure, and in doing so protect women's access to reproductive health care everywhere.

Today's a day to celebrate the power, and importance, of grassroots organizing.

But this fight didn't end last night in Albuquerque. The groups behind this dangerous measure are already plotting their next moves. OFA will be right there fighting back, every step of the way.

Join the movement, and stand with women everywhere today.

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