Every Senate Primary Candidate Who Is Pro-Choice

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To every person who has ever said, "My vote doesn't matter," please see: Alabama and Virginia, elections, 2017. The stunning victories that occurred at the end of last year gave hope to feminists across the country, horrified at the fact that extreme conservatives have dominated the last few elections. They proved the influence that citizens can have if they remain engaged with local politics and determined to create change.

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Which is why 2018's mid-term elections are crucial. Who wins in the upcoming primaries (they start tomorrow, March 6, in Texas!) and gets onto the ballot for November will impact the success of movements like #MeToo, #TimesUp, #NeverAgain, and #BlackLivesMatter.

But there's one issue that weaves its way into all movements: reproductive health. Vice President Mike Pence recently said that he believes abortion will end “in our time.” Not if we have anything to say about it. Access to health screenings, contraception, abortion, and hormone therapy doesn't just affect the individual woman, but affects everything up the chain—mental health, education, the economy, and much more. If you know nothing else about your elected officials, know this: Where do they stand on reproductive rights?

Below, a list of all United States Senate primary candidates who are pro-choice. You're welcome.

March 6

Texas

Sema Hernandez

Edward Kimbrough

Beto O'Rourke

May 8

West Virginia

No openly pro-choice candidates. Encourage someone you respect to run—She Should Run can help.

Ohio

Sherrod Brown

Indiana

No openly pro-choice candidates. Encourage someone you respect to run—She Should Run can help.

May 15

Pennsylvania

Theresa Wright

Nebraska

Jane Raybould

June 5

California

Dianne Feinstein

Pat Harris

David Hildebrand

Mississippi

No openly pro-choice candidates. Encourage someone you respect to run—She Should Run can help.

Montana

Jon Tester

Sarah Dean

New Jersey

Bob Menendez

Lisa McCormick

New Mexico

Martin Heinrich

June 12

Maine

Zak Ringelstein

Angus King

Nevada

Bobby Mahendra

Jacky Rosen

North Dakota

Dustin David Peyer

Virginia

Tim Kaine

June 26

Maryland

Ben Cardin

Utah

Mitchell Vice

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August 2

Tennessee

Phil Bredesen

August 7

Michigan

Debbie Stabenow

Missouri

Claire McCaskill

Angelica Earl

Washington

Maria Cantwell

August 11

Hawaii

Mazie Hirono

August 14

Connecticut

Chris Murphy

Minnesotta

Amy Klobuchar

Vermont

Bernie Sanders

Brad Peacock

Wisconsin

Tammy Baldwin

August 21

Wyoming

No openly pro-choice candidates. Encourage someone you respect to run—She Should Run can help.

August 28

Arizona

Deedra Abboud

Chris Russell

Kyrsten Sinema

Florida

Bill Nelson

Tamika Lyles

September 4

Massachusetts

Elizabeth Warren

September 6

Delaware

Tom Carper

Kerri Evelyn Harris

September 11

New York

Kirsten Gillibrand

Scott Noren

September 12

Rhode Island

Sheldon Whitehouse

All 435 seats in the House of Representatives will be up for re-election this November—but we thought it might overwhelm you to list all of them here. To learn more about the candidates running in your state, go to Ballotpedia, click “House of Representatives,” and find your state. Emily's List, a political action committee that aims to help elect pro-choice Democratic female candidates, has a list of candidates they recommend too.

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