For Immediate Release: May 15, 2018
Washington, DC — NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Kelda Roys in her campaign for Governor of Wisconsin. NARAL’s support brings significant financial and grassroots resources, with a membership over 35,000 strong in Wisconsin.
“Kelda Roys has been a steadfast champion for Wisconsin women and families. We are so proud to endorse her for Governor,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “With the onslaught of attacks on women’s health at the state level, it is more important than ever to elect champions to protect access to healthcare. Kelda Roys will continue to be a strong voice for women and families across Wisconsin.”
“Wisconsin is a breeding ground for some of the most extreme, anti-choice measures in our country. In a time when anti-choice state legislators are doing everything they can to restrict our rights, Kelda Roys has never afraid to stand up and fight back,” said NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin Board Chair Eileen Zeiger. “Kelda Roys will continue to be the voice Wisconsin women and families deserve in the governor’s mansion and we are proud to support her.”
“I’m thrilled to earn the exclusive endorsement of NARAL Pro-Choice America,” said Roys. “It’s time to expand access to healthcare and stop the attacks on women’s health and reproductive rights. NARAL has endorsed me not just because of my unparalleled track record of standing up for women, but because I am the strongest candidate to beat Scott Walker in November.”
Roys has been an advocate for women her entire career. As a state legislator, she stood out as an influential and effective lawmaker who led the opposition to Governor Walker’s anti-choice agenda. Roys served as Democratic Caucus Chair and Vice-Chair of the Health Committee, where she successfully increased access to healthcare for Wisconsinites. Roys was the executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin for four years and helped pass Wisconsin’s first pro-choice law in three decades, the Compassionate Care for Rape Victims Act.
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.”