For Immediate Release: September 14, 2018
NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Lucy McBath in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District.
“Lucy McBath is both a champion for Georgia women and families and an inspiration to many of us,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “She will be the fighter Georgians need in Congress to protect their rights. We are proud to support her and look forward to her winning this November.”
“I am proud to accept the endorsement of NARAL Pro-Choice America,” said Lucy McBath. “I know a more stable family—and overall society—can be measured by the health and well-being of women and children. And the economic and social advancement of women depends on access to all reproductive health care options.”
Lucy McBath’s passion for public service was reaffirmed by her family’s tragedy in 2012. She is the mother of Jordan Davis, who was shot and killed at a gas station in Jacksonville by a man objecting to the music he was playing in his car. Losing her son in such a senseless way has fueled her lifelong commitment to community activism and the importance of political engagement. McBath has lobbied Congress, Georgia’s State House, and State Senate to enact common sense gun violence prevention laws that save lives. Lucy’s work in her home community in Cobb County includes creating the “Champion in The Making Legacy Foundation” which provides charitable and educational assistance to graduating high school students attending traditional as well as technical and training colleges and universities.
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.”