For Immediate Release: September 26, 2018
NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Suzanne Bonamici in Oregon’s 1st Congressional District.
“Congresswoman Bonamici has consistently held a 100% record on reproductive rights and we are proud to support her re-election,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “Now more than ever, Oregon women and families need Suzanne Bonamici, a leader who will never stop fighting for the rights of women and families. We look forward to her victory this November.”
“Time and time again, Congresswoman Bonamici has shown herself to be a true ally to women and families here in Oregon,” said Grayson Dempsey, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon. “We are excited to endorse Suzanne Bonamici for re-election and stand with her in the fight for women’s reproductive freedom.”
“I’m honored to receive NARAL’s endorsement,” said Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici. “Women and families of all backgrounds thrive when they have access to health care resources that empower them to live healthy and successful lives. At this critical time when reproductive health care is under attack, I will continue to fight for the right of women to access safe, legal abortion.”
As a lifelong public servant and pro-choice advocate, Congresswoman Bonamici has dedicated her career to ensuring that marginalized voices are heard and represented equally at all levels of government. She is a member of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus and believes that all women, despite their economic status, must have equal access to reproductive health care services, family planning resources, contraceptives, and paid family leave. Bonamici has been an outspoken representative on reproductive rights all three terms in Congress. She has firmly stated her opposition to any anti-abortion Supreme Court nominees and continues to urge the U.S. Senate to do the same.
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.”