CHICAGO — Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker launched a national nonprofit group focused on protecting and expanding abortion rights in states across the country, part of a broader mission of “combating far-right extremism.”
Think Big America, a take-off of the “Think Big” campaign theme from Pritzker’s first run for governor in 2018, will operate as a 501(c)(4) issue-advocacy organization. Think Big America plans to focus on promoting ballot measures that would codify abortion rights. It’s supporting ballot measures in Nevada, Ohio and Arizona.
Democrats have seen a run of success by focusing on abortion in a number of states since the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade last year. There are signs that Republicans are trying to go on the offensive, with Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin recently launching ads that paint Democrats as “extreme” on abortion and alleging that they don’t back any limits on the procedure. But Democrats see abortion rights as a winning issue for them.
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