FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 4, 2018
Contact: Mark Stover, Chair of the NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland PAC 301-565-4154
Diana Philip. Executive Director 202-870-0422
NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland PAC
Announces Endorsements for the 2018 Maryland Election
(Silver Spring, MD) NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland Political Action Committee announced its list of endorsements for candidates in the Maryland 2018 election season, including its official endorsement of Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr. for Governor. The most current list of endorsements, as well as the NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland 2018 legislative scorecard, can be viewed today at 12:00 p.m. on its website, https://prochoicemd.org/naral-pro-choice-maryland-pac/. NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland PAC is the only statewide, bi-partisan, Political Action Committee working solely to protect and advance reproductive health, rights, and justice in Maryland.
In response to his endorsement Senator Madaleno responded, “In these uncertain times, Maryland needs a governor who is willing to get his hands dirty and actually do the work required to keep our state safe. The basic human right of having access to quality health care, and to have the freedom to decide about one’s own body, applies to all Marylanders, no matter whom they are. I have a track record of protecting those rights during my years in the legislature, and that is what I will keep doing as governor.”
Mark Stover, Chair of NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland PAC, stated, “Our endorsements reflect candidates who are willing to proudly stand and fight to protect and advance reproductive health, rights, and justice in our state. Longstanding voters in Maryland understand the importance of remaining vigilant in keeping a pro-choice majority in our legislature, and younger voters are looking to see a commitment to ensuring that they are able to freely choose if, when, and how they form their families.”
Candidates eligible for the NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland PAC endorsement for the primary election were required to complete a candidate questionnaire. Many who did not receive endorsements were given 100% Pro-Choice Ratings based upon questionnaire responses and public positions on reproductive freedom in Maryland. Those who have yet to seek the PAC’s endorsement will be eligible to complete the questionnaire for consideration for the general election.
NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland is a statewide member organization that works to defend, expand, and protect reproductive freedom for all Marylanders. It is the leading grassroots pro-choice advocacy organization in Maryland that strives to ensure that every child-bearing individual is able to make personal decisions about the full range of reproductive health options including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion.