Incumbent in Oregon’s 3rd Congressional District Earns Endorsement from Nation’s Leading Pro-Choice Advocacy Group
For Immediate Release: October 17, 2019
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NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Representative Earl Blumenauer in his campaign for re-election to represent Oregon’s 3rd Congressional District.
“As Donald Trump and his anti-choice allies continue to wage an all-out assault on reproductive freedom, we need strong, determined leaders like Representative Blumenauer,” said Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “Representative Blumenauer has stood up for the rights of Oregon women and families his entire career and NARAL is proud to support his re-election campaign to send a dedicated fighter for Oregon back to Congress.”
“Congressman Blumenauer is a true champion for women and reproductive rights,” said NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon Executive Director Grayson Dempsey. “We are fortunate to have him representing Oregon’s pro-choice values in Washington, D.C. and standing up for reproductive freedom for people everywhere.”
“Over the last three years, we’ve seen the attacks on women’s and reproductive rights ramp up,” said Representative Blumenauer. “The work of NARAL to fight for women’s reproductive health care and ensure their voices are heard is crucial in this pivotal time in our history. I’m proud to work alongside them every day for equity and opportunity in our healthcare system.”
Representative Earl Blumenauer has served in the Oregon House, on the Portland City Commission, and in the U.S. House of Representatives. He has been a consistent advocate for Oregon women and families, earning a 100% rating with NARAL throughout his career. In Congress, Representative Blumenauer has worked hard to protect and expand reproductive freedom by co-sponsoring legislation like the Women’s Health Protection Act, the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act, and the Global Health Empowerment and Rights (HER) Act.
NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates and chapters are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all. For more than 50 years, NARAL has worked 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. Since 1969, NARAL has made history, grown to over 2 million members, and met the moments that have defined this fight with action, power and freedom. 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.”