FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 25, 2017
NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon Endorses Kate Brown for Oregon Governor in 2018
Oregon Needs an Unwavering Pro-Choice Champion for Governor
PORTLAND, OR – Today the NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon Political Action Committee (PAC) announced their endorsement of Kate Brown for Oregon Governor in 2018. With so much at stake in this election, Oregon women need a strong leader who is a champion for reproductive rights, health care equity and economic policies that affect women, children and families.
Governor Brown has a long track record of fighting for the issues that NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon’s members stand for, and just this year signed the landmark Reproductive Health Equity Act, the nation’s most progressive piece of pro-choice legislation, into law.
Grayson Dempsey, Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon, made the following statement:
“Kate Brown is a true champion for choice. She has been clear and consistent in her stance that all people have should have access to the reproductive healthcare services that they need. We can count on Kate to protect our right to safe and legal abortion from threats at the state and federal level.”
“Knute Buehler sided with Oregon Right to Life and voted against important reproductive health legislation this year. His conservative values are out of step with the majority of Oregonians who believe that reproductive rights should be safeguarded and vital reproductive healthcare services should be accessible and affordable.”
Jason Leon, Chair of the NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon PAC, had this to say:
“Oregon is a proud leader in the national fight to protect abortion rights and lead the way on progressive healthcare policy. Other candidates in the races offer little more than empty campaign promises. Kate Brown is the Governor that Oregon needs to protect reproductive rights and ensure that all women, children and families have the resources they need to thrive.”
NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon is the state’s pro-choice political leader and has spent the past 40 years protecting reproductive rights, including abortion access, for all Oregonians. With more than 10,000 members statewide, NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon is on the front lines in the fight to expand access to affordable abortion care and contraception, increase equity in health care and ensure paid family medical leave.
Their PAC helps pro-choice champions get elected at every level of government, and works to defeat candidates who will roll back protections for abortion, contraception, and reproductive health care. In this gubernatorial election, NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon believes that there is only one true pro-choice candidate, and will be working hard to make sure that Kate Brown is re-elected as governor in 2018.
Since 1977, NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon has worked to support progressive candidates all across Oregon and mobilize pro-choice voters to turn out in significant numbers. NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon (NPCO) is dedicated to developing and sustaining a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every woman and person who can become pregnant the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion.