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DLCC Statement on North Carolina Abortion Ban Veto

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WASHINGTON — Today, Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed the abortion ban that Republicans rushed through the legislature in less than 48 hours. The GOP supermajority now stands ready to override the governor’s veto and throw out reproductive freedom. The DLCC is targeting North Carolina this cycle to break both supermajorities in the House and Senate and put a stop to Republican overreach.

“For their first major action with a House supermajority, North Carolina Republicans passed a dangerous abortion ban in the dead of night – and now they stand ready to override the Governor’s attempts to protect abortion rights,” said interim DLCC President Heather Williams. “The GOP’s endless crusade to throw out reproductive freedom is exactly why the DLCC is targeting North Carolina in 2024 to break both supermajorities. We are working to defend the Governor’s veto so that North Carolinians aren’t subjected to Republicans’ MAGA agenda.”

The DLCC is the official Democratic Party committee dedicated to winning America’s state legislatures. Last year, the DLCC defied the odds by not losing any state legislative majorities, flipping four key chambers, and creating four new Democratic trifectas – the best midterm year for the party in power since at least 1934. State legislatures are the building blocks of our democracy and pass the policies that have the biggest impact on Americans’ day-to-day lives. 

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