Darcy Draeger has been endorsed by Pam’s List and the National Organization for Women (NOW). Both organizations are dedicated to supporting women’s reproductive rights. With the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg in the Supreme Court, and the hard shift to the right our judicial system over the past four years, we must look to our state legislatures to secure and expand women’s rights.
Access to abortion, contraceptives, and family planning is being undermined at the Federal level. Gay and trans rights are losing ground. The U.S. Senate refuses to re-enact the Violence Against Women Act.
It is important we secure these rights at the state level. Who we elect to the New Jersey legislature matters just as much as who we elect to Congress.
What are Aura Dunn’s legislative priorities? She has sponsored bills solely designed to undermine Roe vs. Wade at the state level. She is a sponsor on a legislation to enact a NJ “Born Alive” abortion survivor bill and on legislation requiring birth certificates in cases of miscarriages.
Moreover, Assemblywoman Dunn stands mutely beside her running mate, Senator Tony Bucco, refusing to condemn his anti-woman voting record and failing to champion policies that will improve the lives of women and families in New Jersey.
Or maybe she actually agrees with him: Just today Dunn voted against a resolution honoring the life and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
“Assemblywoman Dunn fails to understand that supporting reproductive services doesn’t just help women, it’s smart fiscal policy and a great long-term investment for taxpayers,” says Democratic assembly candidate and financial services professional Darcy Draeger. “For every $1.00 invested in publicly funded family planning services, $7.00 is saved in other areas of public spending when unintended pregnancy is prevented. You can’t have economic health without public health. We need legislators who understand these interdependencies, which is why I’m running to represent LD25 in the State Assembly.”