In the current political climate, support for reproductive rights matters at every level of politics. NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut PAC endorsed candidates running for municipal office from every corner of our state who are vocal in their support for reproductive rights.
At the local level, politicians can support proactive policies such as comprehensive sexual health education. They are the future of pro-choice politics in our state, and NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut PAC has endorsed a large number of candidates representing many different types of communities.
Pro-Choice Connecticut hopes that the municipal endorsement process will help drive forward evidence-based policies supporting reproductive rights in the future.
“Ensuring women have access to, and control over, their reproductive health is an issue at the federal, state, and local level,” says NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut PAC President Jillian Gilchrest.
“We are so pleased to be building the bench of pro-choice candidates and supporting local reproductive rights and healthcare issues with our inaugural municipal endorsements.”
Candidates may continue to be endorsed until October 1, 2017. Endorsement information can be found at www.reprorightsct.org.
NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut PAC endorses the following candidates for municipal office in November 2017.
Endorsements are given only to candidates who are deemed by the NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut PAC to be 100% pro-choice. Endorsements are listed by town, with offices sought and party listed with candidate names.
Endorsements are listed by town, with offices sought and party listed with candidate names.
Sam Norman (D), Town Council
Greg Alprin (D), RTM District 10
Dru Georgiadis (D), RTM District 9
Laura Karson (D), RTM District 10
Lisa Winjum (D), RTM District 10
Brandon Webster (D), Board of Education
Yolanda Castillo (D), Board of Directors
Pamela Floyd Cranford (D), Board of Directors
Margaret Hackett (D), Board of Directors
Sarah Jones (D), Board of Directors
Tracy Maio (D), Board of Education
Jay Moran (D), Board of Directors
Rita Hennessey (D), Board of Education
Nija Phelps (D), 10th District Board of Alderman
Anthony Sutton (D), 4th District Board of Alderman
Merrill Gay (D), Mayor
Charles Decker (D), Ward 9 Alder
Mitch Goldblatt (D), Selectman
Tina Manus (D), 10th District Councilor
Carl D’Amato (Green), Representative Town Meeting
Joshua Kelly (D & Green), Representative Town Meeting
Baird Welch-Colins (Green), Representative Town Meeting
Shari Cantor (D), Town Council
Cheryl Greenberg (D), Board of Education
Beth Kerrigan (D), Town Council
Liam Sweeney (D), Town Council
Ben Wenograd (D), Town Council
Melissa Kane (D), First Selectman
Rob Simmelkjaer (D), Second Selectman
The PAC works to support politicians who are in favor of pro-choice legislation and defend against anti-choice legislation at the state capitol, believing strongly that all women have the right to access the full range of reproductive choices including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion.