For Immediate Release                                                         Contact:  Andrea Ledger
August 17, 2018                                                                      Phone:     651-356-9358

NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota Endorses Walz and Flanagan for Governor and Lt. Governor

St. Paul, MN – NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota today announced its endorsement of Tim Walz and Peggy Flanagan for Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota.

“Donald Trump’s SCOTUS nominee is a real threat to women’s reproductive freedom and it is imperative that we have a governor committed to protecting our freedom to decide if and when we start a family,” said Andrea Ledger, Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota. “Congressman Tim Walz has never wavered in his support for reproductive rights, from voting to protect family planning funding to fighting unconstitutional abortion restrictions. During her time in the state legislature, Rep. Peggy Flanagan has fiercely advocated on the House floor for the right of all women to access the reproductive health care they need.  With so much at risk from a Supreme Court that could gut Roe v. Wade, we can count on the Walz-Flanagan team to protect reproductive freedom in Minnesota.”

As a member of the United States House of Representatives, Congressman Walz has a 100% voting record from NARAL Pro-Choice America in support of reproductive rights.  Representative Peggy Flanagan was an author of numerous bills to protect reproductive rights in the state legislature, including the “Protect Access to Contraception Act”, a bill that would require employers to cover the full range of FDA-approved methods of contraception.

With over 60,000 members statewide, NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota aims to develop and sustain a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota is a state affiliate of NARAL Pro-Choice America.

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