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October 18, 2018 / Press Releases

NARAL Pro-Choice America Endorses Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi For Re-Election


For Immediate Release: October 18, 2018
Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org

NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for Congress:

“Nancy Pelosi will go down in history as a true leader who thoughtfully and passionately fought for the rights of women and families throughout her career. Now, with reproductive freedom under unprecedented attack, we need her to continue to vigorously defend our rights,” said Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “Congresswoman Pelosi has been a true partner to NARAL and a fighter for women and families and we are proud to support her re-election to Congress.”

“We know that it’s extremely difficult for a woman to get ahead or achieve economic security without the ability to make her own decisions about her health care and future,” said Congresswoman Pelosi. “The truth is a majority of Americans believe that women should be in control of their own destinies. I’m proud to stand alongside partners like NARAL to ensure that reproductive freedom is a reality for women and families across our country.”

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi has been a champion for women’s rights since her election. She is on the frontline when marginalized voices are under attack and as Leader of House Democrats, she has made sure women are at the table when decisions are being made about their healthcare options. Pelosi has also played a leading role in recruiting candidates, raising money, and campaigning across the country so pro-choice Democrats can take back the majority.

During the passage of the ACA, she worked to include protections for pre-existing conditions and contraceptive coverage in the final bill, and has fought all efforts to take away these rights. She has also made it her life’s work to fight for the one in five children living in poverty and women and girls of all backgrounds. Congresswoman Pelosi has worked relentlessly to elect more women to office and support a growing pro-choice democratic caucus.

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.

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

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