For Immediate Release: September 21, 2018
NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Earl Blumenauer in Oregon’s 3rd Congressional District.
“Congressman Blumenauer has been a true champion for Oregon’s women and families throughout his career and we are proud to endorse him,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “Few leaders have been as dedicated to protecting, supporting, and expanding the reproductive rights of women as Earl Blumenauer. In this moment, when the threat to our rights is greater than ever before, we need trusted allies in the fight to uphold Roe v Wade and protect our basic freedoms. We know that Earl Blumenauer will continue to serve as an ally in Oregon and beyond and we are thrilled to support him.”
“With women’s reproductive freedoms constantly under attack by the GOP and Trump administration, it’s crucial that champions of reproductive rights like Earl Blumenauer remain in Washington to fight for women and families,” said Grayson Dempsey, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon. “NARAL and our members are proud to endorse Congressman Blumenauer for re-election this November.”
“It’s a crucial time in our nation’s history, and we risk going backwards on women’s rights. Reproductive choice is at stake.” said Rep. Blumenauer. “NARAL’s efforts to ensure women’s reproductive health care is protected and their voices heard are more important now than ever before.”
Earl Blumenauer brings over twenty years of experience as a public official into the halls of the U.S. House of Representatives from his time as a member of the Oregon House of Representative and Portland City Commission. Congressman Blumenauer, who serves on the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus, has dedicated his career to protecting, supporting, and expanding women’s reproductive rights. He is a pro-choice advocate and strongly supports the Global Health, Empowerment, and Rights (HER) Act. He has worked with his colleagues to introduce the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH) Woman Act and the Women’s Health Protection Act. Congressman Blumenauer remains a strong advocate for a women’s right to choose and continues to oppose any efforts to repeal women’s access to reproductive health care services.
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.”