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March 30, 2018 | Press Release

Rochester, NY – Today, Joe Morelle announced that the Women’s Equality Party has endorsed his candidacy for New York’s 25th Congressional District.


“We need strong leaders in Congress like Joe Morelle who are committed to fighting for the issues that are most important to women,” said Susan Zimet, Women’s Equality Party chair. “Congresswoman Louise Slaughter has a remarkable legacy fighting for women's rights and Congressman Joseph Morelle will fight just as hard. Like Louise, he understands that when women succeed, our community succeeds, and he will be a tireless advocate on our behalf in Washington."


“I am honored to have the support of the Women’s Equality Party and I look forward to working together to ensure women and their families throughout the 25th District have an unwavering voice in Congress,” said Morelle. “From Susan B. Anthony to Louise Slaughter, New York has a strong and proud legacy of advancing women’s rights and never backing down from those who would threaten them. Throughout my time in public service, I have been proud to carry on this fight by championing initiatives and policies that protect the reproductive freedoms of women, prohibit employers from paying women less than men for performing the same work, and strengthen protections for women against domestic violence and sexual harassment.”


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. Having recently lost his daughter Lauren to breast cancer, Morelle has first-hand experience understanding the challenges women face when it comes to making the best decisions for their health and the wellbeing of their family. In the Assembly, Morelle has successfully fought for the passage of the Reproductive Health Act, the Comprehensive Contraceptive Coverage Act, the Equal Rights Amendment, Paid Family Leave and all 10 points of the Women’s Equality Act

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