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February 4, 2020 / Press Releases

NARAL Pro-Choice America Endorses Jessica González-Rojas for NY State Assembly


Candidate for New York’s 34th Assembly District Earns Endorsement from Nation’s Leading Pro-Choice Advocacy Group

For Immediate Release: February 4, 2020

Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org

NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Jessica González-Rojas in her campaign to represent New York’s 34th Assembly District. 

“Jessica González-Rojas is a lifelong, tireless advocate for reproductive freedom,” says Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “NARAL is proud to endorse her so she can bring her leadership and expertise to the New York State Legislature and work to ensure that women in the state are free to make their own personal decisions about pregnancy without interference from politicians.”

“As a long-time leader in the reproductive justice movement, I am thrilled to be supported by NARAL, an ally and partner in the fight to ensure reproductive rights and freedom for everyone,” said Jessica González-Rojas. “I am running to be a champion in the New York State Legislature for reproductive justice, abortion access and health care for all. State governments are the frontlines in the battle to ensure each person can decide for themselves if, when and how to create a family. I am honored to have NARAL as part of our coalition to fight for a more bold and progressive New York.” 

Jessica González-Rojas is the former Executive Director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, a national reproductive justice organization that specifically works to advance reproductive health, rights and justice for the 29 million Latinas in the United States. She also served as an Adjunct Professor at the City University of New York’s City College and the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. González-Rojas was previously elected to represent the New York State Democratic Committee in her community from 2002-2006.

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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 2.5 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.”

 

Everyone should be able to decide if, when, how, and with whom they start or grow a family.

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