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The endorsements for state legislature involved also backing Democratic candidates. Miller once again mentioned New York as a pro-choice state, but said "that it needs more representation in the legislature." <ref>[http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/08/naral-new-york-unveils-state-endorsements ''NY Daily News'': "NARAL New York Unveils State Endorsements," James Arkin, August 23, 2012](accessed on August 29, 2012)</ref>
 
The endorsements for state legislature involved also backing Democratic candidates. Miller once again mentioned New York as a pro-choice state, but said "that it needs more representation in the legislature." <ref>[http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/08/naral-new-york-unveils-state-endorsements ''NY Daily News'': "NARAL New York Unveils State Endorsements," James Arkin, August 23, 2012](accessed on August 29, 2012)</ref>
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==Social Media==
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===Facebook===
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NARAL Pro-Choice New York has a Facebook page with (as of September 4, 2012), 4,021 members. Its most popular week was March 18, 2012, its most popular city is New York, New York and its most popular age group is 25-34 years old. <ref>[https://www.facebook.com/naralprochoicenewyork/likes Facebook: ''NARAL Pro-Choice New York-Likes''](accessed on September 4, 2012)</ref>  The information about the state affiliate on the Facebook page is mostly similar to that found on the website, but also mentions it has 50,000 supporters across the state. <ref>[https://www.facebook.com/naralprochoicenewyork/info Facebook: ''NARAL Pro-Choice New York-About''](accessed on September 4, 2012)</ref> Its Facebook page includes articles to do with the abortion movement, political issues warning against or promoting politicians, and blog posts from NARAL Pro Choice New York's website. Pro-Choice New York on Facebook also follows a mix of other pro-choice organizations, elected government officials/politicians and media outlets who support the abortion cause.  <ref>[https://www.facebook.com/naralprochoicenewyork Facebook: ''NARAL Pro-Choice New York''](accessed on September 4, 2012)</ref> There are also photos, mostly from various events and rallies the state affiliate has held or been to. <ref>[https://www.facebook.com/naralprochoicenewyork/photos Facebook: ''NARAL Pro-Choice New York-Photos''](accessed on September 4, 2012)</ref> There is also an event's section about past events held by NARAL Pro-Choice New York. <ref>[https://www.facebook.com/naralprochoicenewyork/events Facebook: ''NARAL Pro-Choice New York-Events''](accessed on September 4, 2012)</ref>
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===Twitter===
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NARAL Pro-Choice New York also has a Twitter page, with most of its posts coming from their account, or from the NARAL account. The account has (as of September 4, 2012) 3,277 followers and is named @ProChoiceNY with 3,371 tweets.  As with its Facebook page, there is similar information on its Twitter page as is on their website. <ref>[http://twitter.com/prochoiceny
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Twitter: ''NARAL Pro-Choice New York''](accessed on September 4, 2012)</ref> The twitter account follows ordinary supporters of NARAL Pro-Choice New York as well as activists, government officials/politicians, news and media outlets and other pro-choice organizations. <ref>[http://twitter.com/ProChoiceNY/following Twitter: ''NARAL Pro-Choice New York-Following''](accessed on September 4, 2012)</ref> The twitter account also has photos from events the affiliate has been to or held. <ref>[http://twitter.com/i/#!/ProChoiceNY/media/grid Twitter: ''NARAL Pro-Choice New York-Recent Images''](accessed on September 4, 2012)</ref>
  
 
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NARAL Pro-Choice New York

NARAL Pro-Choice New York is the state affiliate of NARAL Pro-Choice America. The affiliate describes itself as "the state’s foremost pro-choice political and advocacy organization. We work every day to protect and advance access to the full range of reproductive health care to help women, men, and teens stay healthy and safe." The affiliate also describes itself as a "political and advocacy organization" for guaranteeing a woman's right "to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion." They are involved involved in politics, at the state and local levels to pass pro-choice legislation, but also to defeat what they call "anti-choice initiatives." The affiliate is also involved in electing pro-choice officials to be held "accountable" to NARAL's mission. [1]

History

NARAL Pro-Choice New York has been in existence since 1969. The address listed for the organization is in New York city, at 470 Park Avenue South, on the 7th Floor. The organization is listed as a local and national NGO (non-governmental organization). [2] The organization has a staff of 15 people and a budget of $3.2 million. [3]

National Institute For Reproductive Health

NARAL Pro-Choice New York is partnered with the National Institute for Reproductive Health. NARAL Pro-Choice New York describes this partnership as an "opportunity... to make this city and this state shinning examples in what it means to protect and prioritize women's reproductive health and rights." The partnership is seen by NARAL as a partnership and collaboration to work against "anti-choice encroachments" and to supposedly "begin to build a better future for the women and families in their communities." [1]

The National Institute for Reproductive Health describes itself as an "innovation institute for reproductive health care." As with partnerships with organizations like NARAL, there is also a partnership with state and local leaders to achieve the goal of reproductive health care through education and advocacy. The institute strives for "success," "action," "leaders," and "health." [4] NIRH is described as a sister organization of NPCNY, with their goals being to reduce barriers to reproductive health care for women and providing information and services in municipalities and states across the country. [3]

NARAL Pro-Choice New York Political Action Committee

On the political level, NARAL Pro-Choice New York also has a PAC, committed to electing pro-choice leaders in the state. [5] The PAC not only works to elect pro-choice politicians, but supports them in pro-choice endeavors and holds them accountable as well. Political efforts are done through "legislative and policy advocacy and electoral strategy." [3]

Political Endorsements

On August 14, 2012, NPCNY released their endorsements for the 2012 House of Representatives. The press release and the president, Andrea Miller, mention a sense of importance over electing pro-choice candidates to protect the organization's mission and goals. New York, which is already a pro-choice state, is believed by Miller to play a critical role in November 2012 elections. All of those endorsed, including incumbents (which are a majority of those endorsed), challengers and open seats, are Democrats. [6]

The endorsements for state legislature involved also backing Democratic candidates. Miller once again mentioned New York as a pro-choice state, but said "that it needs more representation in the legislature." [7]

Social Media

Facebook

NARAL Pro-Choice New York has a Facebook page with (as of September 4, 2012), 4,021 members. Its most popular week was March 18, 2012, its most popular city is New York, New York and its most popular age group is 25-34 years old. [8] The information about the state affiliate on the Facebook page is mostly similar to that found on the website, but also mentions it has 50,000 supporters across the state. [9] Its Facebook page includes articles to do with the abortion movement, political issues warning against or promoting politicians, and blog posts from NARAL Pro Choice New York's website. Pro-Choice New York on Facebook also follows a mix of other pro-choice organizations, elected government officials/politicians and media outlets who support the abortion cause. [10] There are also photos, mostly from various events and rallies the state affiliate has held or been to. [11] There is also an event's section about past events held by NARAL Pro-Choice New York. [12]

Twitter

NARAL Pro-Choice New York also has a Twitter page, with most of its posts coming from their account, or from the NARAL account. The account has (as of September 4, 2012) 3,277 followers and is named @ProChoiceNY with 3,371 tweets. As with its Facebook page, there is similar information on its Twitter page as is on their website. [13] The twitter account follows ordinary supporters of NARAL Pro-Choice New York as well as activists, government officials/politicians, news and media outlets and other pro-choice organizations. [14] The twitter account also has photos from events the affiliate has been to or held. [15]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 NARAL Pro-Choice New York About Us (accessed on August 27, 2012)
  2. Global Women's Network: NARAL Pro-Choice New York, New York, United States(accessed on August 27, 2012)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Idealist.org: NARAL Pro-Choice New York (accessed on August 28, 2012)
  4. National Institute for Reproductive Health: About Us(accessed on August 27, 2012)
  5. National Institute for Reproductive Health: About Us(accessed on August 27, 2012)
  6. NARAL Pro-Choice New York: Media-Press Releases-NARAL Pro-Choice New York Announces 2012 U.S. House Endorsements(accessed on August 29, 2012)
  7. NY Daily News: "NARAL New York Unveils State Endorsements," James Arkin, August 23, 2012(accessed on August 29, 2012)
  8. Facebook: NARAL Pro-Choice New York-Likes(accessed on September 4, 2012)
  9. Facebook: NARAL Pro-Choice New York-About(accessed on September 4, 2012)
  10. Facebook: NARAL Pro-Choice New York(accessed on September 4, 2012)
  11. Facebook: NARAL Pro-Choice New York-Photos(accessed on September 4, 2012)
  12. Facebook: NARAL Pro-Choice New York-Events(accessed on September 4, 2012)
  13. [http://twitter.com/prochoiceny Twitter: NARAL Pro-Choice New York](accessed on September 4, 2012)
  14. Twitter: NARAL Pro-Choice New York-Following(accessed on September 4, 2012)
  15. Twitter: NARAL Pro-Choice New York-Recent Images(accessed on September 4, 2012)