FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 29, 2016
NARAL Endorses Five Pro-Choice Allies for Congress in Washington
Today, NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC announced its endorsement of Rep. Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), Rep. Derek Kilmer (WA-06), Rep. Adam Smith (WA-09), and Rep. Denny Heck (WA-10) in their campaigns for Congress. These candidates have proven to be the pro-choice allies Washington women and families need in the fight for reproductive freedom.
“At a time when reproductive freedom is increasingly under attack across the nation, we’re proud to endorse allies like Reps. DelBene, Larsen, Kilmer, Smith, and Heck in their campaigns for reelection” said Joel Foster, NARAL Pro-Choice America National Political Director. “Reps. DelBene, Larsen, Kilmer, Smith, and Heck have all maintained perfect pro-choice voting records. Their unwavering support of Washington’s women and families make them the steadfast allies we need in the fight against anti-woman politicians’ obsession with outlawing abortion and eliminating women’s access to a full range of reproductive health care.”
“NARAL's endorsed Congressional candidates in Washington State share our state's pro-choice, pro-woman, pro-family values. They know that a woman's right to choose when, whether, and how to start or expand a family is critical to her economic independence, and that reproductive freedom is inseparable from economic justice. In an election year when everything is on the line, NARAL Pro-Choice Washington is proud to have Congressional representatives in our state who champion our core principles and values,” said Rachel Berkson, Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Washington.
NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans. NARAL works 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. 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."