NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its endorsement of Mikie Sherrill for New Jersey’s 11th District and Andy Kim for New Jersey’s 3rd District in Congress. These two seats are currently represented by Republicans Rodney Frelinghuysen and Tom MacArthur, and are key to winning a pro-choice majority in Congress.
“NARAL members are proud to stand behind Mikie Sherrill and Andy Kim as they stand up for the reproductive rights of women and families across New Jersey and our whole country,” said Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “The people of New Jersey support access to legal abortion, and firmly believe that women have the right to make our own decisions about our own lives, bodies, and futures. They deserve to be represented by fighters like Mikie and Andy who will work to protect and expand reproductive freedom for all.”
“I am proud to stand with NARAL and the work they do to protect the rights of women across the country,” said Sherrill. “In Congress I pledge to be a strong advocate for women and families, and will defend access to women’s healthcare and the expansion of childcare services.”
“I’m proud to receive the endorsement of NARAL Pro-Choice America,” said Kim. “I’m committed to ensuring every American has access to affordable health care and a staunch supporter of a woman’s right to choose. We need more leaders in Congress who feel the same.”
Sherrill is a United States Navy veteran. She also served communities across New Jersey while working as Outreach and Reentry Coordinator for the U.S. Attorney’s office in New Jersey, where she prioritized education and employment in communities high in crime.
A native of New Jersey’s 3rd District, Kim has a deep understanding of the importance of women’s rights and reproductive freedom to this district. Kim is committed expanding access to quality healthcare, and to ensuring the Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) is permanently funded so that children and pregnant women can get the healthcare they need, and the program is no longer a political football.
NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans. NARAL works to guarantee that every woman has the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. In recognition of its work defending our constitutional right to choose, Fortune Magazine described NARAL as “one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America.”