For Immediate Release: August 17, 2018
NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Antonio Delgado in New York’s 19th Congressional District.
“Antonio Delgado has been a tireless advocate for all New Yorkers throughout his career and we are proud to support him,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “With near constant attacks on reproductive freedom, and Roe v. Wade under fire, New York women and families deserve a steadfast leader who will fight back against the threats to their rights. We are thrilled to endorse Antonio Delgado and are committed to making sure that he and other pro-choice champions up and down the ballot in New York win this November.”
“I’m proud to have the endorsement of NARAL Pro-Choice America as we fight to flip New York’s 19th congressional district from red to blue,” said Delgado. “I will continue fighting to protect a woman’s right to choose and to make her own informed healthcare decisions. We must stand together, now more than ever, to protect women’s rights and I look forward to working closely together with NARAL to continue those efforts.”
Antonio Delgado is a native of upstate New York, who is living proof of the American Dream. Delgado attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and graduated with a degree from Harvard Law School. After graduating from law school, Antonio created music aimed at addressing social change and empowering young people. In his bid for Congress, Delgado has pledged to defend Roe v. Wade, and protect Planned Parenthood. His opponent, John Faso, has been a openly anti-choice during his time in Congress. Faso called Roe v. Wade “a black mark on this country,” and voted to defund Planned Parenthood.
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.”