Candidate in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District Earns Endorsement from Nation’s Leading Pro-Choice Advocacy Group
For Immediate Release: March 1, 2018
NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Angie Craig for Congress in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District. The Twin Cities seat, currently held by first-term anti-choice Republican Jason Lewis, is considered a toss-up, and is key to winning a pro-choice majority in Congress this year.
“We need fighters like Angie Craig in Congress, especially at a time when Trump’s anti-choice, anti-woman agenda continues to inflict an incredible amount of harm on women and families,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “Electing fighters like Angie Craig, who are in touch with the real interests of women and families in Minnesota, is key to establishing a pro-choice majority in the House of Representatives. She will work to expand reproductive freedom, including access to abortion and contraception, and we are proud to endorse her campaign for Congress.”
“I strongly support a woman’s right to choose abortion and access to affordable contraception,” Craig said. “I trust women. Jason Lewis does not – as both his record and his offensive comments about women have made clear. Minnesotans deserve better, and I will ensure that I represent their values in Congress.”
Said NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota Executive Director Andrea Ledger, “Angie Craig will be the Congresswoman Minnesota women and families need to fight for their reproductive rights in Congress. Jason Lewis has made it clear he does not respect women. Minnesota voters should make clear they do not respect him and we will let them know Angie Craig deserves their support.”
Angie Craig grew up in a working class family with a single mother, and has fought for women’s equality throughout her life. Craig’s professional experience has involved health policy, and she is an outspoken advocate for reproductive freedom. She has four boys, three in college and one in high school.
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.”