Tuesday, May 04, 2010

NARAL Endorses Cheryl Kagan

The NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland PAC has endorsed former Delegate Cheryl Kagan in her challenge to District 17 Senator Jennie Forehand. We believe this is Kagan's first institutional endorsement. Following is NARAL's press release.


May 4, 2010


SILVER SPRING, MD--Today, the Political Action Committee of NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland endorsed Cheryl Kagan for State Senate for District 17. NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland PAC is dedicated to electing pro-choice candidates who will provide leadership on issues of reproductive health.

“NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland PAC is proud to endorse Cheryl Kagan for State Senate. It is wonderful to have two candidates running in District 17 who support reproductive freedom. However, we believe that Cheryl Kagan will be a real leader for reproductive health care issues in the Maryland legislature,” said NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland PAC Chair Tracy Terrell.

During her years in the House of Delegates, and as a staffer for NARAL Pro-Choice America, Cheryl Kagan demonstrated her commitment to pro-choice values. Moreover, she showed leadership on reproductive health issues such as being the lead sponsor on legislation requiring emergency rooms to offer emergency contraception to rape victims.

“We are thrilled to have such a strong pro-choice leader in this race,” said NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland Executive Director, Jennifer Blasdell.

“I am thrilled to receive the endorsement of an organization that has a long history of standing up on women's issues,” stated Cheryl Kagan. "I firmly believe that women have the right to make their own reproductive choices. I look forward to continuing to work with NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland and its members to protect these important rights."

Contact: Jennifer Blasdell, 301-565-4154

By Authority Emily Luedtke, Treasurer