For Immediate Release: September 12, 2018
NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Rashida Tlaib for Michigan’s 13th Congressional District.
“Rashida Tlaib has been a fighter and an advocate for women and families throughout her career in the Michigan legislature and we are proud to endorse her,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “Rashida is the pro-choice advocate Michigan’s women and families deserve in Congress. We are proud to support her election this November.”
“Women here in Michigan’s 13th district and across the country are standing up and fighting back against conservative attempts to control our bodies and restrict access to reproductive health care, and I’ll do everything in my power in Congress to support the movement for reproductive rights,” said Tlaib. “I’m proud to have NARAL Pro-Choice America’s support and partnership in this effort, and together with millions of activists and citizens across the country, we’ll end this War on Women, for all of us.”
Rashida Tlaib is on track to be the first Muslim woman elected to Congress. She is a former State Representative, first elected in 2008. During her time in the Michigan State House, she served as the Democratic Chair of the House Appropriations Committee and took on the Koch brothers to force them to remove pollutants from Detroit’s riverfront. She has a consistent pro-choice record in the Michigan legislature, voting against bills to increase requirements for abortion facilities and ban late-term abortions.
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.”