For Immediate Release: January 29, 2018
TUESDAY: California Candidates for Governor Take Stage at NARAL’s Forum for Choice
All Democratic Candidates to Answer Questions on Reproductive Freedom

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Equality begins with reproductive rights and it’s critically important that California’s next governor advocates for policies that enable women and families to live their lives with dignity and respect. At NARAL’s 2018 Forum for Choice, each candidate for California Governor will be questioned on a series of issues important to reproductive freedom.

“Anyone who gets elected as governor is going to have an enormous impact on how reproductive rights and reproductive health are implemented in the state, whether it’s through their budget decisions, power of appointment, or health insurance reform,” said Amy Everitt, State Director of NARAL Pro-Choice California.

“We’re holding this event because we want people to understand who they are voting for. Too often a candidate will run as pro-choice, but when it comes to supporting policies that are actually pro-choice, pro-women, and pro-family, they don’t live up to their word,” said Everitt.

Candidates John Chiang, Delaine Eastin, Gavin Newsom, and Antonio Villaraigosa have committed to taking part in the forum. The evening will be hosted by respected journalist Wendy Tokuda, who will moderate a panel of journalists and women’s rights advocates asking questions of the candidates.

It is important to note that seven in 10 Americans support keeping abortion legal and accessible.

The event will be held Tuesday, January 30, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the SOMArts Center in San Francisco, located at 934 Brannan Street.

The forum will also be livestreamed on NARAL’s Facebook page. Here is a link to directly access the livestream: It will become active at 6:25 pm.

NARAL Pro-Choice California is proud to announce that Rewire has joined as media sponsor for the debate. Rewire is a nonprofit, independent daily news publication committed to evidence-based journalism on health, rights, and justice.

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