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October 2, 2018 / Press Releases

NARAL Pro-Choice America Endorses Chris Pappas for Congress


Candidate in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District Earns Endorsement from Nation’s Leading Pro-Choice Advocacy Group

For Immediate Release: October 2, 2018
Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org

NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Chris Pappas in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District. 

“Chris Pappas has proven himself to be a tireless defender of reproductive freedom,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “WithRoe v. Wade and reproductive rights under attack like never before, New Hampshire women and families need someone representing the first district who will stand up for their basic healthcare rights. Chris Pappas is that person, and we are proud to support his campaign.” 

“I’m proud to be standing with NARAL in this campaign and I’m honored to have their support,” said Executive Councilor Chris Pappas. “As a pro-choice candidate, I know how much is at stake in this election and the women and men in New Hampshire do as well. They’re looking for someone to fight for women’s reproductive rights down in Washington, and as a member of Congress I will be that champion.”

Born and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire, Chris Pappas is a small business owner and Executive Councilor representing District 4 which spans 19 communities in Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham, and Strafford counties. Chris ran for Executive Council after five Republican men voted to defund Planned Parenthood. After his election to the Executive Council in 2012, he led the successful fight to reverse that decision and fund family planning services and cancer screenings for more than 13,000 women and men in New Hampshire. As a member of the New Hampshire House, Chris earned a 100% pro-choice voting record and opposed legislation that would have interfered with a woman’s fundamental right to control her own body. 

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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