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May 15, 2017
State Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez Earns Endorsement of Nation’s Leading Pro-Choice Advocacy Group
NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC today announced its endorsement of Jimmy Gomez, a true fighter for Americans’ reproductive freedom. A community organizer and state legislator, Gomez has proven his dedication to standing up for women and families and will fight to protect our reproductive healthcare, including access to abortion and contraception.
“Jimmy Gomez is the steadfast advocate for our reproductive freedom, and we are so proud to stand with him in his campaign for Congress,” said Ilyse Hogue, NARAL Pro-Choice America president. “California women and families deserve a leader that they can count on to fight for them in Washington and that means fighting to protect our reproductive freedom, including abortion and access to contraception. There’s no denying that we are living through tough times, but there is hope with leaders like Jimmy who are ready to do everything they can to be the voice for all Americans.”
“It is an honor to stand with NARAL members as we fight to defend our reproductive freedom,” said Jimmy Gomez, candidate for U.S. Congress. “California families are tired of the partisan attacks on our health care. These efforts by Trump and his Republican allies make it harder for Californians to plan their families, rise up in their careers, and reach for their dreams. I will never compromise on our values and will never stop defending an individual’s right to control and decide what to do with their own bodies. Working together with NARAL and communities across the state, I look forward to defending the rights and freedoms of all Californians.”
“We are so excited to support Jimmy Gomez in his campaign for Congress,” said Amy Everitt, state director of NARAL Pro-Choice California. “Now more than ever we need leaders who aren’t afraid to stand up for what is right. We need leaders who will always put women and families ahead of fringe ideological agendas. We need leaders like Jimmy Gomez and we are proud to stand with him as he works to become our next congressman.”
Throughout his four years in the California State Assembly, Jimmy Gomez has been a strong leader on reproductive rights and gender equality. He has sponsored many bills that would protect women and families, including a progressive plan to expand California’s paid family leave program. In 2015, Gomez’s unwavering leadership in reproductive freedom earned him the “Champion of Choice Award” from Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles.
NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans. NARAL works to guarantee that every woman has the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. In recognition of its work defending our constitutional right to choose, Fortune Magazine described NARAL as “one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America.”