August 18, 2020 – Hartford, CTAt a moment where national politicians continue the assault on reproductive rights, NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut, Inc. is proud to endorse pro-choice candidates running for office in the State House and Senate. Reproductive freedom is intimately entwined with economic security, and these candidates all recognize the importance of ensuring everyone in Connecticut can access the essential reproductive health care they need. 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, we are facing one of most important elections of our modern history, and the importance of pro-choice politicians at the state level matters more than ever before,” said Liz Gustafson, State Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut. “We are so proud to have endorsed this first round strongly pro-choice politicians who will fight for all of our rights here in our state. It is clear that anti-choice extremists will stop at nothing in attempt to threaten access to essential reproductive healthcare- even during a public health crisis and time of unprecedented economic uncertainty. It is Connecticut’s responsibility to push back against these attacks and continue to lead efforts that will ensure each individual, regardless of race, gender identity, sexuality, immigration or economic status, can access the care they need. The candidates endorsed by NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut, Inc. will help us work towards this goal.”

NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut, Inc. First Round Candidate Endorsements:

NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut, Inc. endorses the following candidates for State Senate and House of Representatives. Endorsements are given only to candidates who are deemed by NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut, Inc. to be 100% pro-choice.

State Senate               

District  7   Frederick Moffa           

District  8   Melissa Osborne          

District  9   Matthew Lesser          

District  12  Christine Cohen      

District  13  Mary Daughtery-Abrams

District  16  Jack Perry             

District  18  Robert (Bob) Statchen  

District  19  Catherine Osten          

District  20  Martha Marx            

District  24  Julie Kushner               

District  25  Bob Duff                     

District  26  William Haskell            

District  28  Michelle Lapine McCabe  

District  32  Jeffrey Desmarais    

District  34  April Capone              

District  35  Lisa Thomas          

District  36  Alex Kasser            

House of Representatives

District 1    Matthew Ritter

District 2    Raghib Allie-Brennan

District 11   Aimee Berger-Girvalo

District 12   Geoffrey Luxenberg

District 14   Genevieve Coursey

District 17   Eleni Kavros DeGraw

District 18   Jillian Gilchrest

District 20   Kate Farrar

District 21   Michael Demicco

District 23   David Rubino

District 27   Gary Turco

District 28   Amy Morrin Bello

District 33   Brandon Chafee

District 34   Wilson (Judd) Melon

District 38   Baird Welch-Collins

District 40   Christine Conley

District 47   Kate Donnelly

District 54   Gregory Haddad

District 59   Gerald Calnen

District 62   Audrey Meyer Lampert

District 64   Maria Horn

District 67   Hilary Ram

District 76   Paul Honig

District 80   John Corky Mazurek

District 82   Michael Quinn

District 87   Kathy Grant

District 99   David Yaccarino

District 100 Quentin Phipps

District 102 Robin Comey

District 106 Rebekah Harriman-Stites

District 108 Danette Onofrio

District 109 David Arconti

District 110 Bob Godfrey

District 117 Tony Sutton

District 134 Carla Volpe

District 136 Jonathan Steinberg

District 138 Kenneth Gucker

District 143 Stephanie Thomas

District 150  Stephen Meskers

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About NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut, Inc. 

NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut, Inc. works to develop and sustain a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion.


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