Candidate in Florida’s 26th Congressional District Earns Endorsement from Nation’s Leading Pro-Choice Advocacy Group
For Immediate Release: March 7, 2018
NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Debbie Mucarsel-Powell in Florida’s 26th Congressional District. The seat is currently held by an anti-choice Republican, Carlos Curbelo.
“Debbie Mucarsel-Powell’s dedication to expanding access to reproductive healthcare is exactly what we need in Congress right now,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “We know she will stand up to the attacks the Trump administration and the GOP Congress make on affordable and accessible healthcare for all. She’ll fight for the values women and families in her district hold dear, and that’s why we can’t wait to get her elected.”
“Now more than ever, we need women in Washington who will bring our voices and protect our rights,” said Mucarsel-Powell. “As a Latina immigrant, I come from a long line of strong women and I am proud to have the endorsement of NARAL Pro-Choice America. In Congress, I will work to defend our reproductive freedom, fight gender discrimination, and pass paid maternity and paternity leave.”
Mucarsel-Powell has spent the last twenty years improving the lives of underserved communities in Miami-Dade. She has worked for non-profit organizations such as the Hope Center, Zoo Miami Foundation, and the Coral Restoration Foundation. For over a decade, she worked at the College of Health at Florida International University and, since its inception, the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. As someone that has spent her life’s work expanding access to quality healthcare—impacting the lives of thousands—she knows that it’s inconceivable that politicians in D.C. would consider ripping away health care access from our families.
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.”