For Immediate Release: July 19, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO – In a press conference this morning, NARAL Pro-Choice California Privacy PAC announced its endorsement of Gavin Newsom in his campaign for Governor of California.
“We are so excited to endorse Gavin Newsom who has been a steadfast advocate of every woman’s right to make decisions about her own body and decide her own destiny,” said Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “Now more than ever, we need leaders who will fight back against anti-choice extremists who share Donald Trump’s backwards worldview. California has an opportunity to set the bar on fighting for reproductive freedom, and we know Gavin Newsom will provide exactly the kind of leadership that this moment calls for. Our members are ready to knock doors, make phone calls and work to ensure he becomes California’s next governor this November.”
“In a time when the anti-choice GOP is obsessed with rolling back our reproductive freedom, California is so lucky to have a pro-choice gubernatorial candidate committed to protecting our essential rights,” said Amy Everitt, State Director of NARAL Pro-Choice California. “California voters have made clear that we want candidates that don’t just talk about women’s rights, but actually support policies that are pro-choice, pro-women, and pro-families. Gavin Newsom is that candidate. We look forward to working with him in the fight for reproductive freedom and to protect California’s women and families.”
Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom is proudly pro-choice, and has supported efforts to improve reproductive and maternal health. During his time as Mayor of San Francisco, Newsom helped launch the 2008 Urban Initiative for Reproductive Health National Summit. Newsom understands that the foundation for women’s equality is in determining when, if and how to have children. He has been a stalwart fighter to protect access to birth control and abortion care.
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.”