FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 9, 2012
NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC Endorses Senator Bob Menendez for Re-ElectionMenendez faces challenger who voted against women’s health care
Washington, D.C. – Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, announced that her organization’s political action committee endorsed Senator Bob Menendez for re-election.
"I am honored to receive the support of NARAL Pro-Choice America, a tireless ally in the fight to protect a woman’s right to choose,” said Sen. Menendez. “Like so many anti-choice lawmakers in Washington, my opponent has failed New Jersey women time and time again on women’s health care. But I will not let down the women of New Jersey and the United States in the fight to protect women's reproductive rights and freedoms. I am grateful to be recognized by NARAL Pro-Choice America for my pro-choice efforts, and will continue to work to protect these very basic rights."
Keenan said voters in the Garden State could count on Sen. Menendez to be a champion of the values of freedom and privacy. Sen. Menendez has consistently voted pro-choice, including votes to protect funding for contraception, cancer screenings, and family-planning programs. Meanwhile, his opponent, state senator Joe Kyrillos, claims to be pro-choice even though he has voted against women’s health care in New Jersey including votes against critical funding for family-planning programs.
“Senator Menendez is a pro-choice champion and the only candidate in this race women can trust,” said Keenan. “Because of his leadership, he and those serving with him in the U.S. Senate have been the firewall blocking anti-choice efforts in Congress and defending women’s rights to the basic health care they need. New Jersey voters deserve a leader who understands that being pro-choice is a values statement, not a statement of convenience. We are proud to support Senator Menendez’s candidacy and will make sure our members know that he is the fully pro-choice candidate in this race.”
NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC has given a contribution of $5,000 to Sen. Menendez’s campaign. The organization’s member activists in New Jersey will be activated and encouraged to support his re-election efforts.
For more information about NARAL Pro-Choice America’s electoral work, please visit www.ProChoiceAmerica.org/Elections