NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut PAC Endorses Champions for Reproductive Freedom
September 18, 2018 – Hartford, CT – At a moment where national politicians continue the assault on reproductive rights, NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut PAC is proud to endorse candidates running for statewide office and for election to our state legislature who are all 100% pro-choice. Reproductive rights are intimately entwined with economic security, and these candidates all recognize the importance of contraceptive coverage, abortion access, and other issues connected to reproductive health for women across Connecticut.
Over the past two years, we have seen progress on issues such as protecting and expanding vital women’s preventive services and contraceptive benefits mandated in the Affordable Care Act, improving workplace protections for pregnant employees, allowing pregnant individuals in Connecticut to exercise the right to a living will, and taking steps to improve pay equity. Through the work of these endorsed candidates, we look forward to continuing our forward momentum on reproductive freedom, gender equity, and reducing health disparities.
“This year, the importance of pro-choice politicians at the state level truly matters more than ever before,” said Dolly Haddad, NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut PAC President. “We are so proud to have endorsed so many strongly pro-choice politicians who will fight for all of our rights here in Connecticut. Our goal is to work toward the strongest protections in the nation for reproductive freedom, where every individual in our state, regardless of race, gender identity, sexuality, immigration or economic status, can access the reproductive healthcare they need. The politicians endorsed by NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut PAC will help us work toward this goal.”
Full endorsement list of NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut PAC:
NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut PAC endorses the following candidates for statewide office, State Senate and House of Representatives. Endorsements are given only to candidates who are deemed by the NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut PAC to be 100% pro-choice.
|Lt. Governor||Susan Bysiewicz||Democrat|
|Secretary of the State||Denise Merrill||Democrat|
|Attorney General||William Tong||Democrat|
|16||Vickie Orsnin Nardello||Democrat|
|18||Robert R Statchen||Democrat|
|21||Monica Tujak Brill||Democrat|
|24||Julie Kushner||Democrat /
|28||Michelle Lapine McCabe||Democrat|
|32||Catherine P De Carli||Democrat|
House of Representatives
|17||Eleni Kavros DeGraw||Democrat|
|22||Richard D Ireland Jr.||Democrat|
|29||Kerry Szeps Woods||Democrat|
|46||Emmett D. Riley||Democrat|
|55||Tiffany V. Thiele||Democrat|
|56||Michael A. Winkler||Democrat|
|117||Cindy Wolfe Boynton||Democrat|
|127||John (Jack) Hennessy||Democrat|
|132||Caitlin Clarkson Pereira||Democrat|
|133||Cristin McCarthy Vahey||Democrat|
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About NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut, PAC
The PAC works to support politicians who are in favor of pro-choice legislation and defend against anti-choice legislation at the state capitol, believing strongly that all women have the right to access the full range of reproductive choices including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion.