For Immediate Release: November 6, 2018

San Francisco – Following tonight’s victory, NARAL Pro-Choice California congratulates NARAL endorsed Eleni Kounalakis on her historic win.

Tonight, Eleni Kounalakis has made history by becoming the first woman ever elected to serve as California’s Lieutenant Governor,” said Amy Everitt, State Director of NARAL Pro-Choice California. “Eleni knows firsthand from her own life experiences and from her work as the Ambassador to Hungary under President Obama that the ability of women to control their own reproduction is essential to their economic success. NARAL Pro-Choice California is proud to be an early supporter of Eleni Kounalakis, and we are certain that she will bring a dynamic, visionary agenda to the role of Lieutenant Governor.”

NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans. NARAL works 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. 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.

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