There will be no bright yellow ProChoice voting guide in your mailbox this election year unless we can raise $33,000 by September 30th.
Anti-choice candidates will win, and pro-choice candidates will lose, because you will not know one from the other.
Unfortunately, no oneâ€”not Planned Parenthood, not NARAL, not the League of Women Votersâ€”mails guides anymore because it is simply too costly.
And emails are not the answer. Some people receive hundreds of emails every week, and some even hundreds each day. But, where an email doesnâ€™t stand out, a Bright Yellow Voting Guide in your mail does.
Until now, WCLA â€“ Choice Matters has always mailed because it is THE BEST WAY to communicate with voters.
We have over 90,000 pro-choice identified voters in our database!
Pro-choice voters rely on our ProChoice Voting Guide. They grab it out of their mail, read it in the car, or while having a quick cup of coffee, or even as they go to vote. With real-life schedules that start long before dawn and go late into the night, many pro-choice voters have no time to access a personal computer. Click Here to Help Save the Voting Guide
And donâ€™t forget our seniors. Pro-choice seniors are the population most likely to vote, by a large margin. Many do not use computers. They value the mail, specifically the mailing of our Bright Yellow ProChoice Voting Guide, easy to see and to hold.
That is exactly why — despite the ever-growing cost of postage and printing — we have fought to mail the ProChoice Voting Guide every year. Â Every year it has gotten harder.Â And every year weâ€™ve had to struggle to live within our ever decreasing budget going from mailing three newsletters a year, to two, to just the Voting Guide, cutting them down from 24 pages to 16 to now just 4.Â There is simply just no where else to cut â€“ except the Voting Guide itself.
Choice Matters trumpets the truth in its guide. We endorse only those candidates who are 100% pro-choice — and we expose the imposters. We endorse candidates based on their answers to our questionnaire, interviews, voting records, and who is best positioned to help protect and advance a womanâ€™s right to comprehensive reproductive health care.
It has always been difficult to fund the newsletters and voting guide — and every year it gets harder.
And make no mistake about it, this comes at a terrible time.Â There is an all out war being waged locally and nationally against women and the rights that we have fought for all these years since we won the right to vote.Â From attempting to legislate forced vaginal ultrasounds, to battles to deny women contraception, to the veto of the Clinic Access Bill here in Westchester, to Albanyâ€™s failure to pass the Reproductive Health Care Act â€“ everything is on the line.Â Remember, if they win, we lose. We lose our control over our bodies and with it ourÂ independence, socially and economically. This election –Â with the state, congressional and presidential offices all up for grabs –Â may very well decide our fate for decades to come.
This is not a story of the boy who cries wolf.Â It is a sad fact for the women of Westchester County and New York State, and the country.Â This year, without your help, there will be no Bright Yellow ProChoice Voting Guide in thousands of mailboxes all over Westchester. We Need Your Help
We need your contribution to save our voting guide. Please donate today to help us mail the voting guide to all pro-choice households in Westchester County.