For Immediate Release: October 11, 2017
NARAL Pro-Choice Georgia today endorsed Nikema Williams and Jen Jordan in their campaigns for the Georgia Senate. Jordan (SD-6) and Williams (SD-39) received the backing of the nation’s leading pro-choice advocacy group for their commitment to defend the rights of women and families across Georgia and to expand access to basic reproductive healthcare, including contraception and abortion care. Jordan and Williams could also take away the super majority that anti-choice Republicans currently control in the State Senate, ensuring better representation for all Georgians.
“As a pro-choice woman, trial attorney, and advocate who fights everyday to protect the rights of individuals, I am ready and uniquely qualified to fight for the fundamental rights of every individual to have control over their reproductive health decisions,” said Georgia SD-6 candidate, Jen Jordan. “Those opposed to women making their own decisions currently control many levers of power in the General Assembly, and we have to work smarter and harder to stand up for what’s right — there can be no equivocation and no learning curve. I’m ready to get to work.”
“I have been standing up and speaking out for women and families for the last fifteen years. As the Vice President of Public Policy for Planned Parenthood Southeast, I fight to protect every woman’s right to make her own personal health care decisions,” said Georgia SD-39 candidate, Nikema Williams. “As your Senator, I’ll work to provide everyone with the tools and opportunity to thrive, not merely survive — and I will never stop fighting to protect our reproductive rights.”
“For too long, anti-choice Republicans in Georgia have had free reign to shame and punish women for making their own personal medical decisions. Now, we have two champions who will stand up and fight against any attempts to tread on the basic reproductive rights of Georgia women and families,” said Laura Simmons, state director of NARAL Pro-Choice Georgia. “Jen Jordan and Nikema Williams are the pro-choice champions that Georgia families can count on to protect our constitutional right to choose if, when, and how to grow our families. NARAL is proud to endorse these two strong leaders for choice and we look forward to leading a vigorous fight to ensure the reproductive freedom for women and families across the state of Georgia.”
NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans. NARAL works to guarantee that every woman has the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. In recognition of its work defending our constitutional right to choose, Fortune Magazine described NARAL as “one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America.”