February 25, 2017 / Press Releases

Ilyse Hogue Statement on DNC Chair Results

February 25, 2017

Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, issued the following statement following the results of the race for chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC):

“Congratulations to Tom Perez on his victory today in the race for DNC chair, and to Keith Ellison for his new role as deputy chair. I know Tom and Keith will do great work to power this party forward, and I’m excited to work along side both of them in the coming years.

“Now is the time for all Americans concerned about the direction of the country to get involved and stay involved. To be active at all levels of government and the political process. I look forward to working with Tom and Keith, and I urge them to work every single day with all the engaged women out there powering the resistance. Together, women across the world led the largest protest movement in U.S. history, and the energy we are bringing to the secure our future is unprecedented.”

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.”


Everyone should be able to decide if, when, how, and with whom they start or grow a family.

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