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September 17, 2018 / Press Releases

NARAL Pro-Choice America Endorses Leanne Krueger-Braneky for Pennsylvania House Seat


For Immediate Release: September 17, 2018
Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org

NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Leanne Krueger-Braneky in Pennsylvania’s House District 161.

“Leanne Krueger-Braneky has been a trusted ally for women and families in Pennsylvania and we are proud to support her,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “With Roe v. Wade in jeopardy and our rights under constant fire, leaders like Leanne are key to circumventing the gridlock in Washington and safeguarding the rights of Pennsylvania women and families. We are excited to endorse her and look forward to her and other pro-choice champions up and down the ballot winning this November.”

“Since I was sworn into the Pennsylvania House a little more than three years ago, I have made standing up for women and families my number one priority,” said Krueger-Braneky. “In a legislature made up of less than 20% women, we constantly have had to fight to protect access to reproductive health care and I am proud to have NARAL fighting alongside me. The answer this year is to elect more Democrats, especially women, so we don’t have to re-litigate Roe v. Wade time and time again.”

In 2015, Leanne Krueger-Braneky became the first female representative of Pennsylvania’s 161st legislative district and has been a key leader in the state House against unconstitutional abortion bans. As a member of the legislature’s Women’s Health Caucus, she is a staunch advocate for women’s rights, including the right to choose, and played a key role in flipping the state supreme court to a pro-choice majority. A few months into her term, Krueger-Braneky was named one of six national finalists for EMILY’s List’s Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award.

NARAL’s political program for the 2018 general election is the organization’s largest ever midterm political program to advance candidates fighting for “our values, our future, our vote.” NARAL is investing in diverse candidates up and down the ballot in 19 states, mobilizing members and voters through mail, phones, digital ads, door to door canvassing, TV ads, and rallies that hold anti-choice candidates accountable and lift up pro-choice champions. To read more about NARAL’s endorsed candidates, click here.

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.”

Everyone should be able to decide if, when, how, and with whom they start or grow a family.

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