Candidate in New York’s 11th 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 Max Rose in New York’s 11th Congressional District. The Staten Island seat is currently held by an anti-choice Republican Daniel M. Donovan, Jr.
“We need champions for reproductive freedom like Max Rose in Congress,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “Max’s commitment to fighting for gender equality in his district and across the country is a welcome contrast to the inordinate amount of time Congress spends trying to restrict our rights. Voices like his are needed now more than ever in Washington. This race is key to establishing a pro-choice majority in the House of Representatives, and we’ll fight hard to get him elected.”
“I am honored to have the support of NARAL in my campaign for Congress,” said Rose. “This Congress hasn’t done a thing to rebuild our infrastructure, protect our children from mass shootings, or lower healthcare costs, but they’ve spent plenty of time focused on telling a woman what she can or can’t do with her body. It’s unacceptable and demonstrates just how out of touch Congress is with the American people. It’s time for new leadership focused on expanding women’s access to healthcare not hindering it.”
Rose is a proud veteran of the U.S. Army. From 2012-2013, he deployed to Afghanistan, where he served as an active duty officer, earning a Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Combat Infantryman Badge. Rose continues his service today in the National Guard as a Infantry Company Commander. He is also Ranger qualified.
After his military service, Rose worked as Director of Public Engagement and Special Assistant to the late Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson. At the District Attorney’s office, Max played a leadership role in the development of several nationally recognized programs to restore trust between the criminal justice system and the community it serves, including Begin Again.
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.”