For Immediate Release: September 11, 2018
NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Sharice Davids in Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District.
“Sharice Davids has been a fighter – and an advocate for women and families – throughout her career and we are proud to endorse her,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “With Roe v. Wade under threat nationwide, and especially under assault in states like Kansas, women and families need a champion like Sharice Davids representing them in Congress. We are proud to support her and are excited to see her win in November.”
“As the daughter of a single mother Army veteran, I understand what reproductive freedom means when it comes to determining the course of your life, and why it is so important for everyone,” said Davids. “I will fight to ensure Kansas women and families have access to a full range of healthcare services they need, including reproductive health care, and that they are not excluded from insurance plans or denied care by providers.”
Davids earned her associate’s degree in liberal arts from Johnson County Community College in 2003, a B.A. in business administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2007, and her J.D. from Cornell Law School in 2010. Her career experience includes working as an Obama White House Fellow in the Department of Transportation, as chair of the board of directors of Twelve Clans, Inc. for the Ho-Chunk Nation, as deputy director for the Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, as director of economic development at Red Cloud Indian School, as an associate at SNR Denton, and worked as of-counsel at Ceiba Legal.
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.”