FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 28, 2011
NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC Endorses Hahn in California Special ElectionPro-choice organization to mobilize its 2,065 member activists in the 36th District to keep seat in pro-choice column
Washington D.C. - Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, announced that her organization’s political action committee has endorsed Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn to represent California’s 36th Congressional District.
“With the recent attacks on a woman's right to choose by extremists in Congress, it's clear that we need to send more pro-choice leaders to Washington. I will protect a woman's right to choose and beat back any attempts to strip groups like Planned Parenthood of the funds they use to provide women's reproductive health care to women who can't afford it anywhere else,” said Hahn. “I am honored to count NARAL Pro-Choice America among the women's advocacy groups supporting me.”
Keenan said her organization will mobilize its member activists in the district and ensure that voters see a clear contrast between Hahn and her virulently anti-choice opponent.
“Janice Hahn will be a true champion of the fundamental American values of freedom and privacy in the House of Representatives. We are proud to stand with her," Keenan said. “Without a doubt, voters have a clear choice in this race. Hahn believes that women and their doctors should be involved in making personal, private medical decisions. Her opponent wants to outlaw abortion and is associated with a website that refers to Planned Parenthood as ‘murder mills.’ We will make sure our members know how crucial it is that we don’t give anti-choice John Boehner another ally in his War on Women.”
Hahn’s opponent, Craig Huey, opposes legal abortion. He also oversees a website that advocates for anti-choice causes and attacks pro-choice lawmakers.
The Hahn campaign produced a video contrasting the two candidates’ views on choice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgeFkG6iGyQ
The seat was held by former Rep. Jane Harman, who had a solidly pro-choice voting record.