For Immediate Release: September 14, 2018
NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Stephany Rose Spaulding in Colorado’s 5th Congressional District.
“With Roe v. Wade in jeopardy and our rights under constant fire, now more than ever Coloradans need a passionate and trustworthy public servant like Stephany Spaulding who will stand up for their fundamental freedoms” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “We are proud to support Spaulding and look forward to seeing her and other pro-choice champions win in November.”
“Stephany Spaulding has been a fighter for women and families in Colorado and we are proud to support her,” said Karen Middleton, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado. “With Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, our rights are under fire more than ever before and we need pro-choice champions in Congress to stand up to extreme actors and protect reproductive freedom for all Coloradans. NARAL and our members are excited to endorse Stephany and we look forward to seeing her win this November.”
“I am humbled to get NARAL’s endorsement and fight for our shared commitment to protect reproductive freedom and equity for all women,” Spaulding said. “When women have the right to choose their family planning and have access to the best healthcare for their lives, our families and communities across the globe are strengthened.”
Stephany Spaulding will be an advocate in Congress for a woman’s right to choose. She is the Chairman of the Women’s and Ethnic Studies Department at the University of CO in Colorado Springs, and is active in various social justice organizations in her community. Spaulding has long fought for women and their freedom to make decisions about their own health care. She is running against incumbent Republican Doug Lamborn, one of the most extreme anti-choice members of the House. Replacing Lamborn with a pro-choice leader like Stephany will be a key for women and families across Colorado.
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.”