October 11, 2019 -
With states taking aim at abortion rights and finding a sympathetic ear at a Supreme Court that's become more conservative under President Trump, Planned Parenthood has unveiled a $45 million effort to elect politicians who support abortion access.
June 1, 2018 -
This November, voters in Alabama and West Virginia will weigh in on ballot questions about adding anti-abortion provisions to state constitutions. The legislatively-placed measures are part of a broader effort to limit women's access to reproductive health care that's made dramatic headway in Southern states in recent years.
October 19, 2017 -
Virginia is one of only six states in the country that don't limit individual or corporate donations to candidates, and the campaigns of Democrat Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie are taking advantage of that.
March 17, 2017 -
The GOP plan to scrap the Affordable Care Act includes a provision barring the nation's leading reproductive health services provider from taking Medicaid payments. That would take an especially heavy toll in the South, which already suffers the nation's highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases, unintended pregnancies and poverty.
October 14, 2016 -
Numerous political spending groups unaffiliated with campaigns have already poured $6 million into advertising in the key battleground state, with others likely to get involved in the upcoming weeks.
June 9, 2014 -
Last year a photo of an abortion-rights protester being handed a plate of cookies by North Carolina's governor went viral. Last week she responded by taking McCrory some pastries herself -- cupcakes designed to draw attention to the state's coal ash pollution problem.
September 24, 2012 -
Who are the biggest groups vying for influence in North Carolina? How are conservative and progressive groups different? An Institute report offers a glimpse into some of the biggest groups and networks on the left and right in the state.