Press Release

NWLC Applauds Announcement of Rep. Barbara Lee as Co-Chair of Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus

Posted on May 10, 2018 Issues: Health Care & Reproductive Rights

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, NWLC President and CEO:

“Congresswoman Barbara Lee has been a powerful champion of women’s reproductive rights and health and is a fantastic choice to co-chair the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus with Congresswoman Diana DeGette. For over a decade, she has set a bold agenda for women’s health, centering women of color and low-income women, including with her proposed EACH Woman Act, which would ensure coverage for abortion for every woman, no matter how much she earns or how she is insured. That bold leadership is needed now more than ever, when the Trump-Pence Administration and certain Members of Congress are doing everything they can to restrict access to abortion and birth control. With her deep expertise and commitment to this work, Congresswoman Lee will bring a new, critical perspective as the first Black woman to co-chair the Pro-Choice Caucus.”

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For immediate release:  May 10, 2018
Contact:  Maria Patrick (mpatrick@nwlc.org) or Olympia Feil (ofeil@nwlc.org)