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Reproductive Freedom for All endorses Rep. Barbara Lee for U.S. Senate in California

Washington, DC — Today, Reproductive Freedom for All announced its endorsement of Rep. Barbara Lee for U.S. Senate in California. Rep. Lee has been a vocal champion and singular force for reproductive freedom for decades, continuing the work of her mentor and one of our organization’s first honorary co-presidents, Rep. Shirley Chisolm. Rep. Lee’s work championing abortion rights and access earned her our organization’s “Champion for Choice” award during our 50th-anniversary event.

Rep. Lee has worked tirelessly to protect and expand access to reproductive health care, including abortion care—by:

Reproductive Freedom for All President and CEO Mini Timmaraju released the following statement:

“Rep. Barbara Lee is a driving force in our fight for abortion rights and access. She has been more than an advocate and a leader for reproductive freedom—she has been a champion, pushing her caucus to fight for stronger protections for our rights and greater access to abortion care. Rep. Lee has done it all loudly, proudly, and boldly, and that is why we are absolutely thrilled to endorse her in her bid and mobilize our more than 371,000 members in the state to ensure she is elected to the U.S. Senate.”

U.S. Representative Barbara Lee released the following statement:

“Abortion is health care, and health care is a human right. There has been no time in the history of this country when women, especially Black and low-income women, have had the reproductive freedom and justice that they deserve. That’s why I have dedicated my life to fighting the never-ending attacks on our rights. For more than 50 years, Reproductive Freedom for All has defended the fundamental right of women to control our own bodies. I’m proud to stand with them in fighting to protect and expand access to abortion and all reproductive health care, and am honored to receive their endorsement.”