FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, February 20, 2020
NARAL Pro-Choice California Endorses Speaker Anthony Rendon for Re-Election in California’s Assembly District 63
Rendon Earns Endorsement from State’s Leading Pro-Choice Advocacy Group
SACRAMENTO – Today, NARAL Pro-Choice California announced its endorsement of Speaker Anthony Rendon for re-election in California’s Assembly District 63.
“Anthony Rendon is a fearless champion for reproductive freedom and under his leadership, the California State Assembly has led the way in protecting and expanding the reproductive rights of all Californians,” said Shannon Hovis, Director of NARAL Pro-Choice California. “With Speaker Rendon at the helm, California has made significant strides to expand access to care, including becoming the first state in the nation to bring medication abortion to its public university campuses, addressing bias in maternal healthcare to reduce California’s high rates of black maternal mortality, and allowing a person to receive a year’s supply of birth control. NARAL Pro-Choice California is proud to back him in this race.”
“More and more states are now the front lines to defend a woman’s right to have access to safe and legal abortions. I am proud to champion NARAL’s efforts and humbled and honored by their endorsement,” said Speaker Anthony Rendon (AD-63). “As leader of the California State Assembly, we are committed to protecting the clinics, health facilities, and medical professionals that provide care for women.”
NARAL Pro-Choice California PrivacyPAC has previously endorsed in the following open seat and challenger races: Katrina Foley (SD-37), Melissa Fox (AD-68), dual endorsment of Kris Goodfellow and Abigail Medina (SD-23), Monique Limón (SD-19), Josh Newman (SD-29), Diedre Thu-Ha Nguyen (AD-72), Ann Ravel (SD-15), Dawn Addis (AD-35), Susan Eggman (SD-5), Shelly Masur (SD-13), Kipp Mueller (SD-21) and Chris Ward (AD-78). NARAL also issued a dual endorsement of Elizabeth Romero and Joy Silver for SD-28,
NARAL Pro-Choice California PrivacyPAC has also already endorsed the following incumbent champions: Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (AD-16), Tasha Boerner Horvath (AD-76), David Chiu (AD-17), Lena Gonzalez (SD-33), Cottie Petrie-Norris (AD-74), Buffy Wicks (AD-15), Rob Bonta (AD-18), Marc Berman, (AD-24), Laura Friedman (AD-43), Lorena Gonzalez (AD-80), Scott Weiner (SD-11), Jim Wood (AD-02) and Nancy Skinner (SD-09).
Visit NARAL Pro-Choice California’s website for a full list of endorsements in California.
A 2018 poll by NARAL Pro-Choice California showed that reproductive rights was a key issue for state voters, with eighty percent of respondents saying women’s rights and reproductive freedoms are important to how they vote.
NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates and chapters are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all. For more than 50 years, NARAL has worked 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. Since 1969, NARAL has made history, grown to over 2.5 million members, and met the moments that have defined this fight with action, power and freedom. 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.”