Thursday, April 16, 2009

NARAL Endorses Navarro

Following is their press release.


April 15, 2009


Today, the Political Action Committee of NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland endorsed Nancy Navarro for the Montgomery County Council District 4 seat. NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland PAC is dedicated to electing the strongest prochoice candidates in Maryland.

“NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland PAC is proud to endorse Nancy Navarro for Montgomery County Council. It is wonderful to have so many candidates running in District 4 who support reproductive freedom. However, we believe that Nancy Navarro will be a leader for reproductive health care issues on the County Council,” said NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland PAC Chair Tracy Terrell. “Her tenure on the Board of Education and leadership around the issue of sex education in our community demonstrates a strong commitment to pro-choice values. We know Nancy Navarro will continue to champion reproductive health in her service on the County Council.

“The Montgomery County Council has a role to play in expanding education about and access to reproductive health services for teens and families, preventing unintended pregnancy, and stopping the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. Many women in Montgomery County encounter barriers to health care services, including family planning and pregnancy care. It is more important than ever that families have access to needed health care services. Nancy recognizes these issues and will work to improve access.

“Teen pregnancy rates in Montgomery County have risen recently, particularly in the Latino community. Nancy’s work on the School Board will enable her to recognize and address health issues of unique importance to teens and to combat teen pregnancy. Having a strong pro-choice voice from a historically underrepresented community will be an asset to the County and its residents. Nancy Navarro understands the needs of the diverse District 4 community and will work towards improving reproductive health care access for individuals and families.”

“I am very honored to have received the endorsement of an organization that has a long history of standing up for women's issues,” stated Nancy Navarro. "I strongly believe that women have the right to make their own choices and I look forward to working with NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland and its members to continue to protect these important rights."

Contact: Erin Schurmann, 301-565-4154