Endorsements highlight commitment to building pro-choice majority in Virginia House of Delegates

Alexandria, VA – NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia PAC, the political action arm of the Commonwealth’s leading pro-choice advocacy and organizing group, announced its first round of endorsements for 2017 Virginia House of Delegates races today, highlighting eight incumbents:

· Delegate Sam Rasoul, District 11

· Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn, District 41

· Delegate Charniele Herring, District 46

· Delegate Patrick Hope, District 47

· Delegate Lashrecse Aird, District 63

· Delegate Jennifer Boysko, District 86

· Delegate John Bell, District 87

· Delegate Marcia Price, District 95

“The delegates we are endorsing today have worked hard to protect and expand reproductive freedom and health care access during their time in office. They are standing strong against the anti-choice majority in the General Assembly to support all Virginians’ access to abortion, birth control, and the full range of reproductive health care,” said Tarina Keene, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia. “This year’s election is pivotal for the future of reproductive rights in Virginia, from the offices of governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general to all 100 seats in the House of Delegates. Shifting the balance in the General Assembly and building the pro-choice majority we need there starts with protecting our champions in the House this year and adding to their ranks.”

“We’re just getting started,” continued Keene. “Our team is working now to identify, endorse, and support more strong pro-choice candidates in key House districts throughout Virginia. With the escalating threats to reproductive health care we’re seeing on the federal level and the decades of burdensome restrictions already on the books in Virginia, voters need to know which candidates will take the lead in standing up for our rights and values. We must make Virginia a firewall against the Trump/Pence anti-choice agenda and continue moving forward, not backward, on reproductive freedom. We’ll be mobilizing our network of volunteers and activists throughout the Commonwealth to get out the pro-choice vote for our endorsed champions up and down the ballot.”

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