Young Voters Respond to Arizona Repealing Civil War-Era Abortion Ban

In response to the state of Arizona repealing a near-total abortion ban, NextGen America President Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez released the following statement:

“Today will mark a bright spot in history, as Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs has just signed into law a bill repealing the state’s 1864 abortion ban. This landmark repeal represents a victory for abortion rights activists everywhere and young voters who have been calling for reproductive justice for all.

“In 2022, Arizona’s young voters came to the polls to elect leaders to represent their values— preserving abortion rights and building a future where every one of us has the freedom to make our own decisions. By electing officials who protect reproductive freedom in Arizona, the most progressive and diverse generation of voters in American history have once again shown that they will stand up for their rights and remain committed to abortion rights until we secure reproductive justice for all.

“As we prepare for elections this November, abortion access is on the ballot nationally, federally, and at the state level and young Arizonans want to vote and make their voices heard. Young people in Arizona are determined to continue to fight for bodily autonomy and protect their basic rights from MAGA Republicans who wish to take the country back in time.”


About NextGen America
NextGen America is the leading national organization for engaging young people through voter education, registration and mobilization. We invite 18-to-35 year olds — the largest and most diverse generation in American history — into our democracy to ensure our government works for them and to find new solutions to the dire challenges facing our society and the world. Since 2013, NextGen America has registered more than 1.5 million young voters and contacted 9.6 million young eligible voters during the historic 2022 midterm elections.