November 4, 2020 / Press Releases

NARAL Pro-Choice America Celebrates Mondaire Jones’ Historic Victory in New York’s 17th Congressional District

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, November 4, 2020

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New York — Yesterday, voters in New York’s 17th Congressional District elected NARAL-endorsed candidate Mondaire Jones to the U.S. House of Representatives. Jones will be one of the first Black, openly LGBTQ+ members of Congress. His victory over anti-choice, anti-freedom Republican candidate Maureen McArdle-Schulman marks a huge win for reproductive freedom.

In response to Jones’ victory, NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue released the following statement:

“NARAL Pro-Choice America congratulates Mondaire Jones on his victory in his bid to represent New York’s 17th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. We know that Jones will be a fierce defender of our fundamental rights in the House—and we need elected officials like him now more than ever. We look forward to working with Mondaire Jones to protect and expand reproductive freedom in the days ahead.”

In the 2020 election cycle, NARAL Pro-Choice America ran its largest-ever electoral program designed to reach, persuade, and mobilize key voters in target states across the country who are motivated by Trump and Republicans’ unyielding attacks on reproductive freedom.

Read more about NARAL’s endorsed candidates here.


For over 50 years, NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates and chapters have fought to protect and advance reproductive freedom—including access to abortion, contraception, and paid family leave—for every body. NARAL is powered by its more than 2.5 million members from every state and congressional district in the country, representing the 7 in 10 Americans who believe every person should have the freedom to make the best decision for themselves about if, when, and how to raise a family.

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

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