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NARAL Pro-Choice California’s PrivacyPAC Announces New Endorsements for Key State Assembly and Senate Seats
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May 30th, 2012
NARAL Pro-Choice California’s Privacy PAC Announces New Endorsements for Key State Assembly and Senate Seats
Sacramento, CA – Amy Everitt, state director of NARAL Pro-Choice California, announced that her organization’s political action committee, PrivacyPAC, will endorse four candidates for state Senate and one candidate for state Assembly in advance of next week’s primary elections.
"With redrawn seats and the new top-two primary system, California is at risk of losing pro-choice seats,” Everitt said. "PrivacyPAC is the firewall to protecting the pro-choice majority in California. We are fortunate to have great leaders in Sacramento, but we’re always looking to elect even more champions of women’s freedom and privacy.”
PrivacyPAC proudly endorsed the following pro-choice champions:
-Hannah-Beth Jackson for Senate(SD 19, Santa Barbara)
-Cathleen Galgiani for Senate (SD 5, San Joaquin)
-Fran Pavley for Senate (SD 27, Thousand Oaks)
-Marty Block for Senate (SD 39, San Diego)
-Al Muratsuchi for Assembly (AD 66, Torrance)
Hannah-Beth Jackson has a record of promoting women’s reproductive rights. "We are looking forward to working with her again in the state Senate,” said Everitt.
The other four candidates face anti-choice competitors committed to undermining women’s freedom and privacy. Cathleen Galgiani faces anti-choice candidate Bill Berryhill. Fran Pavley faces anti-choice candidate Todd Zink. Marty Block is running against anti-choice candidate George Plescia. Al Muratsuchi faces anti-choice candidate Craig Huey.
Everitt said that, as state legislatures across the country pass dangerous anti-choice bills, California can and will continue to be a leader in reproductive freedom. Strengthening the pro-choice majority in California is critical to defending family planning funding and expanding abortion access for all California women. In 2011, 26 states enacted 69 new anti-choice measures, the second-highest number since NARAL Pro-Choice America began tracking these figures in 1995. In 2012, anti-choice lawmakers in states like Virginia have made national headlines for supporting bills that force women considering abortion to undergo ultrasounds against their will or even if their doctor does not recommend the procedure.
Amy Everitt, 415-890-1020 (Desk)or 415-505-4405 (Cell)