Endorsement Highlight Organization’s Commitment and Vision to Maintain a Pro-Choice Majority in the Virginia General Assembly

Alexandria, VA – NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia PAC, the political action arm of the Commonwealth’s leading pro-reproductive freedom advocacy organization, announced its endorsement of Irene Shin for House District 86.

“Irene is a true advocate and knows what it takes to get things done. As a social justice leader and policy advocate, she understands how to build coalitions while also pushing boundaries. She knows accountability must be applied to both opponents and allies in order to achieve our goals. Irene is the leader we need fighting against the status quo and leaning into our values. Irene will no doubt prioritize reproductive freedom in the General Assembly and truly understands what is at stake. We look forward to fighting alongside her in Richmond,” says Tarina Keene, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia.

With Roe v. Wade‘s future in the hands of an uber conservative Supreme Court, the need to keep the pro-choice majority in the House of Delegates and support candidates, like Irene Shin, who will protect and advance abortion care access in Virginia despite what the Court does to Roe, is absolutely vital.

“This endorsement means a lot to me personally. All politics aside, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia has always been a fearless leader in the progressive movement, willing to speak up and speak out for women and people who can get pregnant no matter the opposition. I am honored and grateful to have their support. I cannot wait to get to Richmond to build upon our work together and to continue advocating for reproductive health equity and freedom,” says Irene Shin.

Delegate Ibraheem Samirah, the other candidate in this race, received a 100% on our rigorous candidate questionnaire. He shares our values and principles for protecting and advancing reproductive freedom in Virginia.

NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia supports candidates who loudly and proudly stand up to protect and advance Virginians’ access to abortion care, birth control, and the full range of reproductive healthcare.


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