For Immediate Release: September 10, 2018
NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Mike Levin in California’s 49th Congressional District.
“Californians deserve someone like Mike Levin who will be a fighter and an advocate for women and families and we are proud to endorse him,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “The threat to reproductive freedom is real and Californians need pro-choice champions in Congress representing them. Mike Levin has proved that he will make protecting the rights of women and families a top priority if elected.”
“We know that 8 in 10 Californians support a woman’s right to choose and Mike Levin will ensure that California’s values are finally represented along our southern coast,” said Amy Everitt, California State Director. “Mike knows what’s at stake and is the smart fighter we need in Congress to ensure that women can pursue their dreams and aspirations with dignity and respect. We are looking forward to working with Mike to ensure he wins.”
“With Roe v. Wade facing its most serious threat ever, we must all intensify our efforts to protect a woman’s right to reproductive freedom,” Levin said. “I am deeply honored to have the support of NARAL and I pledge to be an untiring ally in this vital fight.”
Mike Levin has made fighting for women’s rights a key focus in his campaign for Congress. He is an attorney and activist, and was previously the Executive Director of the Orange County Democratic Party. For the last two decades, he has been involved in a variety of local, state and federal progressive political campaigns. He is running in an open seat against an anti-choice Republican who has voted against requiring insurance companies to cover contraception, as well as multiple bills that would increase access to abortion.
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.”