President Obama is just hours away from walking into the House to deliver his first State of the Union speech to the Republican-controlled Congress.
We're counting on the President to lay out a vision that protects our reproductive freedom and that levels the playing field for women and families. But as important as this speech is, it's not the only way we can guarantee the progress we've made for women continues.
Republicans are bound and determined to spend the next two years chipping away at Roe v. Wade until there's nothing left. They introduced six anti-choice bills in just their first three days. And the House will vote on a nationwide abortion ban on Thursday — the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
But we know how to stop these attacks: Elect more pro-choice Democratic women like the Barbaras, the Almas, and the Elizabeths. Women who will call Republicans out in hearings, vote against anti-choice bills, and even filibuster to protect our rights. We know these women are out there, and several of them have already thrown their hats in the ring to run in 2016. Now, we have to make sure that they have the resources to win.