Pro-Choice PAC Pam’s List Endorses Laura Fortgang for NJ State Assembly
LD 26 Democrat Says States Must Protect Women’s Health From Trump Title X Attack
VERONA, NJ (Aug. 16, 2019)—Laura Fortgang, the Democratic candidate for New Jersey State Assembly in the 26th Legislative District, has earned the endorsement of Pam’s List, a New Jersey political action committee that works to elect pro-choice Democratic women candidates to the state legislature.
“At this very frightening time when American women are facing a sustained attack against their right to control their own bodies and their access to reproductive health care at the federal level, it is critical that New Jersey is making every effort to protect the health of women,” Fortgang said. “The work that Pam’s List does in helping pro-choice women candidates win elections is crucial to this effort. “I am very proud and honored to be included among the outstanding women candidates and legislators they have endorsed,” Fortgang said.
“As we head into the November elections, Donald Trump’s so-called ‘gag’ rule has banned women’s health care providers from even discussing abortion with their patients if they want to continue receiving Title X federal funding that provides affordable birth control, breast cancer screenings, and STD testing for low income women,” Fortgang said. “Title X funding does not fund abortions but has provided urgently needed health care for women for more than fifty years. Now, providers who continue to provide safe and legal abortions must forego the funding that supports affordable women’s health care. Planned Parenthood was forced to give up its Title X funding in order to continue to provide women with the right to choose. This is why who represents us in our state legislature is so important. New Jersey must make sure we remain a safe place for women’s health,” Fortgang said.
ABOUT LAURA FORTGANG
Laura Fortgang was raised in New Providence, New Jersey and is a 24-year resident of Verona. An internationally recognized business consultant and executive coach, Laura has worked with organizations such as Novartis and NASA to guide them through difficult transitions and re-establish effective communication. She is a best-selling author and sought-after public speaker. As the working mother of three children, Laura has balanced the demands of running her own business with being a tireless volunteer with the Verona school district, taking on every volunteer role from class parent to president of the music boosters. Laura currently serves as the chairwoman of the Verona Democratic Committee.
ABOUT THE 26TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
New Jersey’s 26th state legislative district includes the municipalities of Fairfield, North Caldwell, Verona and West Caldwell in Essex County; Butler, Jefferson, Kinnelon, Lincoln Park, Montville, Morris Plains, Parsippany and Rockaway Township in Morris County; and West Milford in Passaic Count