For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 24, 2020

Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org

Sixteen California Incumbents Earn Endorsement from State’s Leading Pro-Choice Advocacy Group

NARAL Pro-Choice California today announced its endorsement of 16 state legislative incumbents ahead of the November 3rd general election. The slate of endorsed candidates includes three incumbents in the state Senate and 13 in the Assembly. 

“2020 has shone a spotlight on the importance of protecting our state leaders who have been unwavering in their commitment to safeguarding our most fundamental freedoms,” said Shannon Hovis, director of NARAL Pro-Choice California. “NARAL and our 295,000 members across California are proud to endorse these 16 candidates for re-election, all of whom have proven to be fierce champions for reproductive freedom, and can be trusted to ensure that all Californians have meaningful access to comprehensive reproductive healthcare and job-protected paid family leave.” 

Endorsed Senate Candidates:

  • Sen. Anthony Portantino (SD-25)
  • Sen. Henry Stern (SD-27)
  • Sen. Toni Atkins (SD-39)

Endorsed Assembly Candidates:

  • Asm. Kevin McCarty (AD-07)
  • Asm. Kevin Mullin (AD-22)
  • Asm. Ash Kalra (AD-27)
  • Asm. Mark Stone (AD-29)
  • Asm. Robert Rivas (AD-30)
  • Asm. Luz Rivas (AD-39)
  • Asm. Chris Holden (AD-41)
  • Asm. Eloise Reyes (AD-47)
  • Asm. Sydney Kamlager Dove (AD-54)
  • Asm. Reggie Jones-Sawyer (AD-59)
  • Asm. Al Muratsuchi (AD-66)
  • Asm. Brian Maienschein (AD-77)
  • Asm. Shirley Weber (AD-79)

These incumbents join 14 previously endorsed state legislators in earning the endorsement of NARAL Pro-Choice California PrivacyPAC, California’s only statewide, nonpartisan, pro-choice political action committee leading the effort to elect champions for reproductive freedom in California. NARAL Pro-Choice California has also previously endorsed 18 fighters for reproductive freedom in open and challenger races. See the full list of NARAL’s endorsed candidates in California. 

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For over 50 years, NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates and chapters have fought to protect and advance reproductive freedom—including access to abortion, contraception, and paid family leave—for every body. NARAL is powered by its more than 2.5 million members from every state and congressional district in the country, representing the 7 in 10 Americans who believe every person should have the freedom to make the best decision for themselves about if, when, and how to raise a family. 

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