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September 7, 2018 / Press Releases

NARAL Pro-Choice America Endorses Harley Rouda for Congress


For Immediate Release: September 07, 2018
Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org

NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Harley Rouda in California’s 48th Congressional District.

“Harley Rouda will be the pro-choice champion Californians deserve, and his addition to Congress will be a major victory for women and familiessaid Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “With Roe v. Wade in jeopardy and our rights under constant fire, now more than ever before, Californians deserve someone they can trust who will fight for their values. We are committed to ensuring that Harley Rouda and other pro-choice champions across the state of California win this November.”

“If elected to Congress, I will proudly and loudly stand up for the reproductive rights of California women and families,” said Rouda. “For too long, the people of this district have not had their voices heard and their pro-choice values represented. I will change that and fight for them.”

Harley Rouda describes himself as 100% pro-choice, and, if elected to Congress, would vote to repeal the Hyde Amendment and expand women’s reproductive rights. He has been active in defending Planned Parenthood and attacking his opponent’s irresponsible views on reproductive rights. Rouda is a philanthropist, attorney, entrepreneur, and father of four. He is running to replace an anti-choice, pro-Trump incumbent, who is a supporter of abortion bans and has voted to rescind Title X family planning funding. Recent public polling puts Rouda within striking distance of a win in November.

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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