Urgent – 9:01 pm on 4/24 will be too late!
TUESDAY, APRIL 24TH
6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
NYS Senate District #37 & Westchester County Legislature District #11
Bedford, Eastchester, Harrison, Mamaroneck, North Castle, Rye (City & Town), & parts of New Rochelle, Pelham, White Plains & Yonkers*
Dear Pro-Choice Friends,
The Special Election — on Tuesday, April 24th — is 100% about 21st century medical care, abortion rights and the Reproductive Health Act in New York.**
Pro-choice candidate Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer has spent her professional career and private life battling for women to have unimpeded access to comprehensive healthcare including abortion and contraception. Shelley supports the Reproductive Health Act and the Comprehensive Contraceptive Coverage Act, and has voted for the passage of both. She has proven herself time and again to be a leader for women and families.
In Sharp Contrast, Shelley’s opponent, Julie Killian, is the poster-child candidate for Trump and his anti-women/anti-choice extremist agenda. Killian does not support women. She does not support Choice, and her right-wing ideology most definitely does not represent the women of New York.
Trump-mimic Killian displayed her true colors at a LoHud-sponsored debate held at the College of New Rochelle debate. Rather than address the real healthcare needs of New York women, Killian spewed radical-right propaganda about what she called ‘infanticide.’ Her disturbing and irresponsible extremist lies mirrored similar false statements made by Donald Trump in one of his debates with Hillary Clinton. (Watch the video of her here.)
This Special Election goes far beyond a battle between pro-choice candidates and anti-choice ones. It goes to the fate of reproductive healthcare in the State of New York.
*If you reside in any one of the towns, villages or cities listed above, you will find one or both pro-choice candidates Shelley Mayer (for Senate) & Terry Clements (for Westchester County Legislature) on your ballot. Their opponents are both anti-choice and will advance Trump’s attack on women!
**The Reproductive Health Act updates New York’s abortion laws, which were implemented three years before the Roe v. Wade (Roe) decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. NY law does not presently provide the full constitutional protection that is guaranteed under Roe. Passing the Reproductive Health Act will simply codify the protections guaranteed under Roe into New York State law. This would protect women in New York State in case Trump succeeds in overturning Roe. The Reproductive Health Act