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February 22, 2018 / Press Releases

NARAL Pro-Choice America Endorses Ami Bera, Raul Ruiz, Julia Brownley, and Salud Carbajal


Incumbents Earn Endorsement from Nation’s Leading Pro-Choice Advocacy Group
For Immediate Release: February 22, 2018
Contact:media@prochoiceamerica.org

NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Representatives Ami Bera (CA-7), Raul Ruiz (CA-36), Julia Brownley (CA-26), and Salud Carbajal (CA-24) in their 2018 re-election efforts. Each member has a 100% rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America’s most recent Congressional Record on Choice. NARAL Pro-Choice America is endorsing these members because of their proven track record of advocating for women’s rights in an outsized way in Congress.

A January poll released by NARAL Pro-Choice California shows that reproductive rights will be key for the state’s voters in 2018. Eighty percent said women’s rights and reproductive rights are important to how they vote, including 90 percent of women.

“These members are champions in the fight to defend and expand our reproductive freedom, including access to abortion care. We couldn’t be more proud to endorse them,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “We need members of Congress who will stand up for women as equal partners in society and fight back against Trump’s anti-choice agenda. Representatives Bera, Ruiz, Brownley and Carbajal do that on a consistent and unwavering basis, and we’re so proud to have their backs in 2018.”

“Californians want and expect our Representatives to vote in the best interest of women and families. That’s why NARAL Pro-Choice California members will do everything we can to ensure advocates for women, like Representatives Bera, Ruiz, Brownley and Carbajal, are elected to Congress this year,” said Amy Everitt, state director of NARAL Pro-Choice California. “Now more than ever, we need members of Congress who will fight to protect our right to access the full spectrum of reproductive healthcare.”

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.”

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