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August 8, 2018 / Press Releases

NARAL Pro-Choice America Congratulates Washington Candidate on Primary Victory


NARAL Members Rally Around Pro-Choice Candidate Lisa Brown in WA-05

For Immediate Release: August 8, 2018
Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org

In a victory for women and families across Washington, NARAL Pro-Choice America congratulated pro-choice candidate Lisa Brown for winning her primary in Washington’s 5th Congressional District.

“We know Lisa Brown will protect women’s health and reproductive freedom,” said Tiffany Hankins, Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, “Her opponent, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, wants to turn the clock back on women’s rights, which is in opposition to the pro-choice, pro-reproductive freedom values of this district.”

“Now more than ever, Washington residents need pro-choice fighters like Lisa Brown,” said NARAL Pro-Choice America Political Director Nicole Brener-Schmitz. “Lisa Brown will continue fighting for women and families and we look forward to ensuring she is victorious on November 6th.”

Lisa Brown was the first Democratic woman to be state Senate majority leader. She was chancellor of Washington State University Spokane and was instrumental in starting the state’s second public medical school. She has long record of achievement in health care, including women’s health issues.

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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