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July 12, 2018 / Press Releases

NARAL Pro-Choice America Endorses Gil Cisneros for Congress


For Immediate Release: July 12, 2018
Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org

NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Gil Cisneros in California’s 39th Congressional district.

“Gil Cisneros has dedicated his life to serving his country, and we are thrilled to endorse his campaign to represent California’s 39th District in Congress,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “Now more than ever, with Roe hanging in the balance,, we need fearless, pro-choice champions like Gil Cisneros to represent the values of California women and families in Congress.”

“I trust women to make their own healthcare decisions, and in Congress, I will fight to protect that right and work to expand reproductive freedom for all women and families,” said Cisneros. “I will stand up against Washington Republican attempts to undermine access to life saving healthcare services and continue to advocate for a woman’s right to make her own healthcare choices.”

Gil Cisneros was a naval officer and is president of The Gilbert & Jacki Cisneros Foundation. Cisneros and his wife won the lottery in 2010 and began to dedicate their lives to ensuring quality education for Latinx. Cisneros is committed to defending a woman’s right to choose and protecting Planned Parenthood funding from Republican attacks in Congress. He will face Young Kim in November, a strongly anti-choice candidate.

NARAL’s political program for the 2018 general election is the organization’s largest ever midterm political program to advance candidates fighting for “our values, our future, our vote.” NARAL is investing in diverse candidates up and down the ballot in 19 states, mobilizing members and voters through mail, phones, digital ads, door to door canvassing, TV ads, and rallies that hold anti-choice candidates accountable and lift up pro-choice champions. To read more about NARAL’s endorsed candidates, click here.

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.”

Everyone should be able to decide if, when, how, and with whom they start or grow a family.

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