Candidates Earn Endorsement from Nation’s Leading Pro-Choice Advocacy Group
For Immediate Release: February 28, 2018
NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) in their races for Congress. NARAL Pro-Choice America is endorsing Escobar and Garcia because of their proven track records of advocating for women’s rights and reproductive freedom.
“We need Members of Congress who will stand up for what is right and fight back against Trump’s anti-choice, anti-woman agenda,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “That is exactly what Veronica and Sylvia will do and we couldn’t be more proud to endorse them. Supporting our current and future pro-choice champions is key to establishing a pro-choice majority in the House of Representatives.”
“I am proud to receive the endorsement of NARAL, a leading advocacy organization fighting to protect women’s reproductive rights,” Sylvia Garcia said. “A woman’s choice should be between her and her doctor, not a choice made by politicians. I have fought at the Texas Capitol for the reproductive healthcare needs of Texans, and will continue the fight in Washington.”
Said Veronica Escobar, “The foundation of my platform is access to affordable healthcare for all — this includes coverage for women’s health as well. Like NARAL, I fundamentally believe reproductive freedom means having the option to all reproductive health care options.”
Escobar is an El Paso County judge running for the seat being vacated by Congressman Beto O’Rourke, and Garcia is a member of the Texas State Senate running for a seat in Houston left open because of Congressman Gene Green’s retirement.
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.”