National Women’s Rights, Campaign Finance Reform, and Gun Violence Prevention Organizations Commend Murphy’s Leadership on Key Issues
ORLANDO – Planned Parenthood Action Fund, End Citizens United, and Brady have endorsed U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy for re-election, citing her voting record and leadership on three key issues important to central Florida. The Planned Parenthood Action Fund follows endorsements by EMILY’s List and NARAL Pro-Choice America meaning that Murphy has secured the full backing of most progressive national women’s organizations.
“I’m incredibly proud our campaign for jobs, security, and opportunity has been endorsed by EMILY’s List, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and now Planned Parenthood Action Fund,” said Murphy. “I have and will continue to stand with these powerhouse progressive organizations in protecting Roe v. Wade, defending women’s rights to make their own health care decisions free from government intrusion, and strengthening access to health care services for women and girls.”
In its endorsement letter, Planned Parenthood Action Fund commends Murphy’s voting record stating, “you have demonstrated strong support for sexual and reproductive health and rights, and we feel confident you will be a dedicated advocate for Planned Parenthood health centers and the people they serve when you are elected to the House in 2020.”
Murphy also secured the endorsement of End Citizens United, a national grassroots organization focused on electing campaign finance reform champions. Murphy said, “I’m incredibly proud to work with End Citizens United to overturn the disastrous Citizen United decision and get dark, special interest money out of our politics. In Congress, I’ve helped introduce and pass major reform measures, most notably H.R. 1 – a sweeping anti-corruption and campaign finance reform bill that strengthens democracy and returns political power to the people.”
“For the past decade, our democracy has been undermined by Citizens United,” said End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller. “We need to change how Washington works and that starts with electing leaders who represent the interests of the American people. These candidates are committed to fighting against the disastrous Citizens United decision and passing critical anti-corruption legislation to remove the stranglehold of special interests over government. End Citizens United is proud to endorse these candidates a decade after Citizens United, and we look forward to helping them win to restore our democracy.”
Finally, Murphy also announced the endorsement of Brady, a national grassroots organization uniting Americans against gun violence, who commended her dedication and leadership on the issue. Murphy, who decided to run for Congress in 2016 in the aftermath of the Pulse shooting, has become a national leader in the gun violence prevention movement, successfully repealing the Dickey Amendment last Congress and working to help secure $25 million for gun violence research just this year.
“Since coming to Congress, I’ve fought to build support for commonsense gun safety measures, standing up to the NRA and putting families first,” said Murphy. “I’m proud to earn this endorsement from Brady, a strong ally in our efforts to push for meaningful solutions to make our communities safer.” “We appreciate your dedication to the movement and look forward to working with you to unite gun owners and non-gun owners alike to take action, not sides, to end America’s gun violence epidemic,” said Brady in its endorsement letter.
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