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July 12, 2018 | Press Release


Rochester, NY – Today, Joe Morelle announced that NARAL Pro-Choice America has endorsed his candidacy for New York’s 25th Congressional District. NARAL has over 1.2 million members across the country dedicated to fighting for reproductive freedom for every person.


“Attacks on the reproductive freedom of women are happening every day and electing pro-choice candidates like Joe Morelle is vital to ensuring women’s reproductive freedom in New York and beyond,” said Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “We are proud to endorse Joe Morelle who will be a strong advocate for New York’s women and families.”


“This is a critical moment for women's healthcare rights in our nation -- never has there been more at stake," said Morelle. "That is why I am proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with NARAL Pro-Choice America to protect the essential rights and freedoms of women. In New York, I have spent my entire career fighting for and protecting the rights of all women. And in Congress, I will continue to be a tireless champion for choice and never stop working to protect access to the reproductive health care services women need and deserve."


Morelle, who currently serves as a state Assemblymember representing the towns of Brighton, Irondequoit and parts of the city of Rochester, has spent a lifetime in public service working to advance the best interests of his community. In the Assembly, Morelle is a sponsor of the Reproductive Health Act and the Comprehensive Contraceptive Coverage Act. He successfully fought for the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, Paid Family Leave and all 10 points of the Women’s Equality Act.


Morelle has also been endorsed by the Women’s Equality Party.


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