For Immediate Release: July 24, 2018
NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Congresswoman Judy Chu in her campaign for re-election in California’s 27th Congressional District.
“We are proud to endorse Judy Chu who has been a true fighter for the reproductive rights of California women and families,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “Judy Chu has never backed down from a fight especially in a time when attacks on our most basic rights are constantly under fire. We know Judy Chu will continue to serve as a strong voice for Californians and we look forward to helping her win in November.”
“We are witnessing unprecedented attacks on women’s reproductive rights and I won’t back down in our fight to push forward,” said Chu. “I’m honored to receive NARAL’s endorsement and I am committed to continuing our work together in our nation’s capital to oppose any and all efforts to restrict women’s access to reproductive health care.”
Judy Chu has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2009, and she currently serves on the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Small Business Committee. She is also the Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. Chu got her start in local and state government, working on the City Council, the State Assembly, and the Board of Equalization. She has consistently received an 100% rating from NARAL throughout her time in Congress. Chu introduced the Women’s Health Protection Act, a bill to stop states from passing legislation that would impede on a woman’s ability to make her own reproductive decisions and access reproductive care. She has frequently spoken out against anti-choice legislation and has proven herself to be a pro-choice advocate.
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.”