For Immediate Release
NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota
2300 Myrtle Ave #120, St Paul, MN 55114
Main number: 651-602-7655
St. Paul, MN September 18, 2019. – NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota is pleased to announce Representative Tina Liebling as our 2019 Legislator of the Year. The award recognizes a state legislator who made significant contributions during legislative session to protect reproductive freedom and abortion access.
Rep. Liebling has served the Rochester area in the legislature since 2005. In the 2019 session, she chaired the Health and Human Services Finance Committee and served on the Health and Human Service Policy, Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division, and Ways and Means Committees.
Commenting on the selection, Maggie Meyer, Executive Director for NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota, stated, “Representative Liebling has been a champion for women’s rights since she joined the legislature, and showed extraordinary leadership during the 2019 session. She went toe-to-toe with anti-choice leaders as they worked to dismantle protections for reproductive freedom in Minnesota. As Chair of the Health and Human Services Finance Committee, she championed a significant increase in family planning funding, moved to decrease Fake Women’s Health Centers’ resources, advocated for greater access to reproductive health care, and kept Senate abortion prohibitions out of conference bills. Representative Liebling is the type of leader we need in Minnesota politics, and we’re honored to uplift her inspiring and important work.”
Rep. Liebling will be recognized at NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota’s annual Power of Choice gala on October 10 at the Profile Event Center in Minneapolis. Additional information about the gala can be found at www.prochoiceminnesota.org.
NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota 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.