Candidate in Florida’s 18th Congressional District Earns Endorsement from Nation’s Leading Pro-Choice Advocacy Group
For Immediate Release: March 7, 2018
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NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Lauren Baer in Florida’s 18th Congressional District. The seat is currently held by an anti-choice Republican, Brian Mast.
“The Trump Administration and GOP led Congress have made clear that they’re hostile to the idea that women are equal partners in society. That’s why they’re trying to turn back the clock on our rights, and that’s why we need fighters for reproductive freedom like Lauren Baer in Congress,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “Now more than ever, Floridians deserve someone in Congress who will fight for women and families. We are proud to endorse her and support her campaign for Congress.”
“As a woman, a mother, and a proud defender of reproductive freedom, I am honored to have the support of NARAL Pro-Choice America,” said Baer. “Choosing to bring our daughter into the world was one of the most personal and important decisions my wife and I have made, and the act of carrying her, and now caring for her, has only reaffirmed my belief that reproductive choices are best left to women themselves. I look forward to working with NARAL to uphold our fundamental reproductive rights.”
Baer was raised in Florida’s 18th Congressional District and calls Palm Beach Gardens home. She is also a proud graduate of Palm Beach County public schools. An attorney and foreign policy expert, she served as an official in the Obama Administration from 2011-2017, acting as a senior advisor to Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, and to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power. During her time in government, she was responsible for ensuring that the promotion of U.S. values remained central to foreign policy and advised on a range of critical national security issues related to human rights and international law. She and her wife Emily are proud parents of their young daughter, Serena.
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.”