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August 7, 2018 / Press Releases

NARAL Pro-Choice America Endorses Deb Haaland for Congress


Challenger in New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District Earns Endorsement from Nation’s Leading Pro-Choice Advocacy Group

For Immediate Release: August 7, 2018
Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org

NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Deb Haaland in New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District.

“Deb Haaland has been a true leader and advocate for women and families across New Mexico and we are proud to endorse her,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “New Mexicans deserve a passionate ally who will never stop fighting for them. With the impending threat to Roe v. Wade, and near constant attacks on our most basic rights, it is critically important that we fight to elect leaders who will never waiver on their values. We are going to bat for pro-choice champions like Deb Haaland up and down the ballot in New Mexico to ensure that they win this November.”

“I’m so honored to have the backing of NARAL in my campaign for Congress,” said Deb Haaland. “If elected, I will be on the front lines in the fight for reproductive freedom, as I have been for decades. I’m running so that I can be a voice for women in New Mexico and in District 1 who feel like they have been sidelined – when it comes to reproductive freedom and access to contraception, the attack on women needs fierce, organized opposition. I will be there and I’m ready to take on the Administration and any judicial nominee who would threaten our access to abortion.”

Deb Haaland is an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Laguna, and on track to be the first Native American woman elected to U.S. Congress. She has a long history of community activism, serving as the chair of the Native American Caucus for the Democratic Party of New Mexico, and later as the chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico. As a single mother, Haaland knows firsthand the hardships facing Americans today. Throughout her career in public service, she has been a vocal advocate for equality. She will fight to expand women’s access to reproductive healthcare services, and ensure proper funding for Planned Parenthood. Haaland is the pro-choice advocate needed in the fight for reproductive justice for all.

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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