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April 3, 2018 / Press Releases

NARAL Pro-Choice America Endorses Josh Gottheimer for Re-election to Congress


Incumbent in New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District Earns Endorsement from Nation’s Leading Pro-Choice Advocacy Group

For Immediate Release: April 3, 2018
Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org

NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Congressman Josh Gottheimer in his campaign for re-election to represent New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District.

“Congressman Gottheimer is a fighter for New Jersey women and families, and we are proud to endorse his re-election to Congress,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “We need members of Congress like him who believe in a woman’s right to make decisions about her own family without political interference.”

“I am grateful to receive the endorsement from NARAL Pro-Choice America,” said Congressman Gottheimer. “I am fully committed to protecting every woman’s right to make her own private, medical decisions. I’ll continue to work to strengthen access to comprehensive and affordable health care. As I said in my very first speech on the floor of Congress, I will fight any attempt by those in Washington to roll back the clock and stand between a woman and her doctors when it comes to her health.”

Josh Gottheimer represents New Jersey’s Fifth Congressional District in the northernmost part of the state, which includes parts of Bergen, Passaic, Sussex and Warren counties. He serves on the House Financial Services Committee where he works on three Subcommittees: the Capital Markets, Securities, and Investments Subcommittee, the Oversight and Investigation Subcommittee, and the Terrorism and Illicit Finance Subcommittee. He also serves as Co-Chair of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus. Josh delivered his first speech on the floor of the House of Representatives on standing up for a woman’s right to choose. In his first term in Congress, Josh voted against legislation that would roll back progress on women’s health.

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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