Preaching to the Unconverted

“We set up phone banks and called every woman voter and ranked them according to their degree of pro-choice- ness, one to nine. Then we targeted the ones we could get to vote on the issue. We had 63 percent of the Republican women who favored legal abortion say that they would abandon DioGuardi and vote for Lowey.”
—Polly Rothstein, New York Magazine, Sept 18, 1989
(Nita Lowey defeated Republican Congressman Joseph DioGuardi in 1988 and remains a progressive voice in the U.S. House.)