For Immediate Release: January 20, 2018
NARAL Stands With Women’s Marches Across the Country
(Washington, DC) — As cities across the country march in celebration of the one year anniversary since the Women’s March, NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue issued the following statement:
“One year ago, this country witnessed the largest protest movement in our nation’s history, powered by women of all backgrounds with a shared recognition of women’s rights as human rights. NARAL members maintained and nurtured that energy and spent 2017 building a beautiful, proactive resistance where we rejected Donald Trump’s agenda, and simultaneously increased access to reproductive health in states like Nevada, Illinois, and Oregon. This year, women will dig deep again and make incredible strides.
“This weekend’s anniversary marches represent the very real power that has already seen tremendous success in 2017 at ballot boxes in red, purple, and blue states, where candidates dedicated to reproductive rights and gender equality are now holding the seats of power. There’s still plenty of work to be done, and we’re taking this fight all the way through 2018, a crucial year to stopping the forces that want nothing more than to roll back progress. But we can do it together, and we will rise to the occasion once again.”
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.”