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January 9, 2018 / Press Releases

NARAL Endorses Pro-Choice Champion Steve Kerrigan for Congress


For Immediate Release: January 9, 2018
Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org
The nation’s leading pro-choice advocacy group endorsed Lancaster-native Steve Kerrigan today in his bid to represent Massachusetts’ 3rd Congressional District. NARAL Pro-Choice America endorsed Kerrigan because of his long history of advocating for women’s rights and his commitment to being a champion for reproductive freedom in Congress.

At a time when our basic rights are under attack like never before, Steve is a shining example of what a pro-choice champion can be,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “I’ve seen first-hand how Steve has personally dedicated his passion and his energy to fighting for the rights and wellbeing of others, from defending a woman’s right to access abortion to demanding equality for all. That selfless drive and determination will make him an exceptional leader in Congress, who will never stop fighting for Massachusetts. NARAL members are proud to back Steve’s campaign and to stand with him as he fights for the rights of women and families across Massachusetts.”

I am honored and humbled to have the endorsement of NARAL Pro-Choice America. NARAL has led the fight for reproductive freedom both here in Massachusetts and throughout the country,” said Kerrigan. “With President Trump and a Republican Congress who continue to wage war on women’s rights, the stakes have never been higher. I look forward to working with the pro-choice community and the constituents of the Third District to continue our fight to protect and expand reproductive freedom for all Americans.”

Kerrigan has spent decades fighting for the rights of all Americans, including as a member of the NARAL board and the EMILY’s List Creative Committee. A native of Lancaster and Massachusetts’s 3rd District, Kerrigan has worked in all aspects of government, from local government to the State House and the halls of Congress. In 2009, Steve worked with Sen. Kennedy and local 9/11 families to establish the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund, which supports the families of fallen service members. In support of these local efforts, Kerrigan helped raise more than $2 million in support of more than 200 Massachusetts military families.

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.”

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