NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut PAC Endorses State Candidates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 12, 2008

HARTFORD, CT — NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut PAC is pleased to announce our second round of endorsed candidates for the November 2008 State Elections. Endorsement is given only to those candidates who have requested endorsement and who are deemed by the PAC to be 100% pro-choice. This year’s list of endorsed candidates shows a broad base of support for a woman’s right to choose across a range of political affiliation, background, gender, and experience.

All candidates endorsed by NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut PAC pledge, if elected, to vote against anti-choice bills, including those that would restrict access to the full spectrum of reproductive health services – from contraception, to carrying a healthy pregnancy to term, to choosing a safe and legal abortion. Pro-actively, endorsed candidates support comprehensive, age appropriate sexuality education that is based on medically accurate information, and all support equitable and timely access to emergency contraception.

"We are so pleased to have so many candidates who are advocates for women’s reproductive health,” said Cari Carter, PAC Chair. "The NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut PAC is confident that if elected, each and every one of our endorsed candidates will protect choice, work to improve access to emergency contraception, and defend against amendments and bills that attempt to chip away at our reproductive freedom.”

NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut PAC is proud to endorse the following candidates for State office:

  • John Fonfara, 1st District, State Senate
  • Mary Ann Handley, 4th District, State Senate
  • Jonathan Harris, 5th District, State Senate
  • Arthur House, 8th District, State Senate
  • Thomas Gaffey, 13th District, State Senate
  • Edith Prague, 19th District, State Senate
  • Andrea Stillman, 20th District, State Senate
  • Donald Williams, 29th District, State Senate
  • Tom Colapietro, 31st District, State Senate
  • Tony Guglielmo, 35th District, State Senate
  • Linda Schofield, 16th District, State Representative
  • Beth Bye, 19th District, State Representative
  • Eileen Baker, 23rd District, State Representative
  • John Geragosian, 25th District, State Representative
  • Sandy Nafis, 27th District, State Representative
  • Thomas Kehoe, 31st District, State Representative
  • Gail Hamm, 34th District, State Representative
  • James Spallone, 36th District, State Representative
  • Betsy Ritter, 38th District, State Representative
  • Tom Reynolds, 42nd District, State Representative
  • Bryan Hurlburt, 53rd District, State Representative
  • Denise Merrill, 54th District, State Representative
  • Kathy Tallarita, 58th District, State Representative
  • Steve Fontana, 87th District, State Representative
  • Toni Walker, 93rd District, State Representative
  • Gary Winfield, 94th District, State Representative
  • Patricia Widlitz, 98th District, State Representative
  • Matt Lesser, 100th District, State Representative
  • Elisabeth Esty, 103rd District, State Representative
  • David Stevenson, 107th District, State Representative
  • Bob Godfrey, 110th District, State Representative
  • Themis Klarides, 114th District, State Representative
  • Cheryl Bochet, 123rd District, State Representative
  • Chris Caruso, 126th District, State Representative
  • Jack Hennessy, 127th District, State Representative
  • Kim Fawcett, 133rd District, State Representative
  • Lile Gibbons, 150th District, State Representative
  • Edward Krumeich, 151st District, State Representative

NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut PAC endorsed candidates understand that the women of Connecticut have the integrity and intelligence to make responsible reproductive decisions.

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