Nation’s Leading Pro-Choice Advocacy Group Endorses Incumbent Oregon Congresswoman
For Immediate Release: August 9, 2019
NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici in her campaign for re-election to represent Oregon’s 1st Congressional District.
“Suzanne Bonamici is a champion for reproductive freedom who never stops fighting for Oregon women and families,” said Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “With Donald Trump and anti-choice Republicans ramping up their extreme attacks on our fundamental rights, Oregonians deserve a strong advocate like Suzanne committed to ensuring every person can make their own decisions about if, when, and how to start a family, free from political interference. NARAL is proud to endorse Rep. Bonamici’s campaign for re-election to send a proven leader for reproductive freedom back to Congress.”
“We are incredibly fortunate to have a champion like Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici fighting to ensure all Oregonians have access to the care and services that they need,” said Grayson Dempsey, Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon. “It is an honor to support her tireless efforts to protect and expand reproductive freedom. NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon could not ask for a better representative of Oregon’s First Congressional District and we are proud to support her re-election in 2020.”
“It is an honor to be endorsed by NARAL, a longtime leader in the fight for women’s rights,” said Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici. “I stand with women and families, and will continue to fight back against those who attempt to chip away at the right of women to make their own reproductive health decisions. I will be with you and women across the country in the fight to defend Roe and protect legal access to abortion. The actions we take today will affect our sisters and daughters in generations to come.”
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici has represented Oregon’s 1st Congressional District since 2012, after previously serving in both the Oregon House of Representatives and the Oregon State Senate. During her tenure, she has been a strong voice for reproductive freedom, joining the Pro-Choice Caucus and co-sponsoring the EACH Woman Act and the Global HER Act to expand access to comprehensive reproductive health care. She has earned a lifetime 100% score from NARAL Pro-Choice America.
NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates and chapters are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all. For more than 50 years, NARAL has worked 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. Since 1969, NARAL has made history, grown to over 2 million members, and met the moments that have defined this fight with action, power and freedom. 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.”