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July 12, 2018 / Press Releases

NARAL Pro-Choice America Endorses Joe Morelle for Congress


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

NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Joe Morelle in his campaign to represent New York’s 25th Congressional District.

“Now more than ever, electing pro-choice candidates like Joe Morelle is vital to ensure the health and safety of women in New York and across the country,” said Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “We are proud to endorse Joe Morelle and will work tirelessly to ensure that he wins in November.”

“This is a critical moment for women’s healthcare rights in our nation – never has there been more at stake,” said Morelle. “That is why I am proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with NARAL Pro-Choice America to protect the essential rights and freedoms of women. In New York, I have spent my entire career fighting for and protecting the rights of all women. And in Congress, I will continue to be a tireless champion for choice and never stop working to protect access to the reproductive health care services women need and deserve.”

Joe Morelle is the current New York State Assembly Majority Leader and a member of the New York Pro-Choice Caucus. Morelle has been proactive in the New York State Assembly, prioritizing women’s reproductive healthcare and paid parental leave. Morelle has demonstrated his passion for choice and will continue his advocacy as a member of Congress.

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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