For Immediate Release: August 16, 2018
NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Congressman Eric Swalwell in his campaign for re-election in California’s 15th Congressional District.
“We are proud to endorse Eric Swalwell who has been a true fighter for the reproductive rights of California’s women and families,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “Eric Swalwell has made it clear that fighting to make reproductive freedom for Californians is and will continue to be a top priority for him. California women and families deserve leadership from someone who never backs down from a fight and always puts their best interests first. Eric Swalwell is just that kind of leader and we are proud to support him.”
“With women’s right to make their own health decisions under sustained attack, NARAL’s mission is more important than ever,” said Swalwell. “I’m humbled and honored to have this great organization’s endorsement, and I will continue my unwavering support of women’s reproductive rights – we will prevail over those who would take us back to darker days.”
Eric Swalwell was a deputy district attorney in Alameda County and a member of the Dublin City Council prior to his election in 2012. During his career, he has co-sponsored numerous bills to advance women’s access to reproductive care. In response to the infamous Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case, Swalwell co-sponsored a bill that prevents corporate employers from denying employees access to contraception because of their religious beliefs. He also co-sponsored a bill to repeal the Hyde Amendment, and voted against the 20-week abortion ban. Swalwell has proven time and time again to be a solid pro-choice advocate, which is why he has received a 100% rating from NARAL.
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.”