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NARAL Pro-Choice America and NARAL Pro-Choice Montana Leaders Urge Montana Democratic Party To Replace Walsh With Another Pro-Choice CandidateIn Letter To Chair Of Montana Democratic Party, NARAL Leaders Say Voters Have Spoken And Choose Pro-Choice Candidate
In the wake of news that Senator John Walsh (D-MT) has withdrawn from the Senate race, Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America, and Maggie Moran, Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Montana, sent a letter today to Jim Larson, Chairman of the Montana Democratic Party, urging him to appoint a pro-choice candidate.
You can see the letter below:
In the primary, Montana Democrats made their voices clearly heard when they picked the pro-choice candidate after a campaign that focused heavily on reproductive freedom, and voters have continued to express their preference for those values.
We urge the Montana Democratic Party to respect their call and select a replacement candidate who shares the commitment to speaking out for a woman's right to choose contraception that works for her and a woman's right to legal abortion.
Montana has a history of electing pro-choice Democrats to statewide office who trust Montana women and share the state's values of independence from politicians' interference in personal decisions.
The Montana Democratic Party should continue that tradition by ensuring that its candidate for U.S. Senate reflects those pro-choice values.