For Immediate Release: June 03, 2020
Teresa Leger Fernandez won yesterday’s Democratic primary in New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District, now advancing to the November general election. Last Friday, NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue joined Leger Fernandez alongside EMILY’s List and Planned Parenthood Action Fund Presidents Stephanie Schriock and Alexis McGill Johnson to co-host the “Women for Teresa” Get Out the Vote virtual kickoff event.
In response to Leger Fernandez’s primary victory, NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue released the following statement:
“NARAL congratulates Teresa Leger Fernandez on her win in the Democratic primary. Now more than ever, we need to send people who will fight for freedom, justice, and the dignity of every human being to Washington. Teresa is that person. She’s a champion of reproductive freedom and justice and will be a true representative of those most affected by the dangerous and demeaning laws sweeping our nation. The stakes are higher than ever, and New Mexicans need fierce advocates who won’t back down in the face of relentless attacks. NARAL is proud to be supporting Teresa in this critical race and we look forward to sending her to Congress in November.”
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.”