Challenger in Florida’s 16th Congressional District Earns Endorsement from Nation’s Leading Pro-Choice Advocacy Group
For Immediate Release: August 7, 2018
NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of David Shapiro in Florida’s 16th Congressional District.
“David Shapiro has been a fighter and an advocate for women and families throughout his career,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “Floridians deserve representatives in Congress who will rise above the gridlock at the state level and be a voice for their rights in Washington. We know David Shapiro will be that leader and we are proud to endorse him.”
“I’m honored to have the endorsement of NARAL Pro-Choice America,” said Shapiro. “As an attorney for more than 30 years, I fought for Floridian families to get equal treatment and protection under the law. I’ll take that same fight to Washington, because no politician should interfere with a woman’s right to make her own healthcare decisions.”
David Shapiro is a lawyer who served as the Treasurer and Vice President of Children First. He is a local small business owner and served as a trustee member on the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce. Shapiro is an advocate for reproductive rights, and has vowed to protect a woman’s right to make decisions about her own healthcare. Shapiro is facing Republican incumbent Vern Buchanan, who has a consistent anti-choice record. He has received a 0% rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America every year since he entered office in 2007.
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.”