Congressman Crowley Endorsed by Women’s Rights Organizations

May 09, 2018


(Queens, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, received the support of key organizations and individuals leading the fight for women’s rights in Queens, the Bronx, and across the country.

Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the Women’s Equality Party, National Institute for Reproductive Health, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz all strongly endorsed Congressman Crowley as he fights for the families of New York’s 14th Congressional District.

“Congressman Crowley has been a champion for New York women and families, and we are proud to endorse his re-election to Congress,” said Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “Women and families deserve someone who is unafraid to stand up to threats to our basic rights. Congressman Crowley has always been a voice we can count on to put protecting our reproductive freedom first.”

Andrea Miller, President of the National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund said, “The National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund is proud to endorse Rep. Joe Crowley. As the Trump administration continues its relentless attack on reproductive rights and abortion access, Rep. Crowley has been a tireless leader on the issues that matter most to New York women and families. We are counting on him to continue fighting for reproductive rights and health in Congress.”

“Congressman Crowley is a true champion for equality and women’s rights. He’s led the charge in Congress to expand health care access, fund family planning programs, and increase child-care options for working mothers,” said Susan Zimet  Chair of the Women’s Equality Party. “It is important to have a leader in D.C. who we can count on to protect women from the assaults on their rights. The Women’s Equality Party is proud to endorse Joe Crowley.”

“I’m proud to support my good friend Joe Crowley in his re-election campaign,” said Queens Borough President Melinda Katz. “Joe is a staunch advocate for Queens and has always used his voice to defend the rights of others, including women and families who have seen their freedoms attacked by Republicans. Those same folks who aim to restrict our access to health care, family planning options, and child care.”

“At a time when women’s rights and basic freedoms are under attack, we need progressive leaders like Joe Crowley in Congress. He has always stood with women and Planned Parenthood patients against Republican leadership’s attempts to undermine health care access, family planning, and opportunities for women. We’re proud to stand with him as he continues to advocate for Queens and Bronx families,” said Planned Parenthood Action Fund Political Outreach Director Wendi Wallace.

Congressman Crowley has received a perfect voting record from NARAL Pro-Choice America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund for more than a decade. He’s sponsored legislation to ensure that female workers earn fair and equitable pay, condemned President Trump for attempts to allow employers to restrict access to birth control, and stood against Republican efforts to restrict access to abortion and defend Planned Parenthood.