Kathy Hochul – A Women’s Reproductive Rights Champion


WESTCHESTER, NY– WESTCHESTER, NY– Today, July 23, 2018, New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul announced that she has secured the endorsement and support of Westchester Coalition for Legal Abortion PAC (WCLA PAC), the political arm of WCLA – Choice Matters. Kathy is proud to stand with WCLA PAC as a champion for women’s reproductive health at a time when women’s rights are being attacked by the Trump Administration. Kathy has also been previously endorsed by the National Organization for Women, Emily’s List, and Planned Parenthood.

Roe v. Wade is in danger with Washington Republicans looking to confirm President Trump’s extremist Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. That’s why New York needs leaders who have consistently supported a women’s right to make their own decisions about their health. Kathy has led the call for the New York State Senate to return to Albany and pass the Reproductive Health Act. The need to protect a woman’s right to choose is more important than ever.

“The Trump Administration is attacking women’s reproductive health with the threat of ending Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to choose,” said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. “I’m proud to be a voice for all New York women and stand up for their rights, because I know firsthand that we are sick and tired of men trying to legislate our bodies. I am steadfast in my commitment to protecting a woman’s right to choose and advancing women’s equality in all aspects of their everyday lives. I look forward to continuing to work with organizations like the Westchester Coalition for Legal Abortion – Choice Matters. We have much more work to do to protect women’s rights and reproductive health.”

“WCLA PAC is proud to endorse Kathy Hochul for New York Lieutenant Governor. With the US Supreme Court on the verge of overturning Roe v. Wade, New York women need a Lieutenant Governor who is committed to making New York a reproductive rights sanctuary – and that starts with the passage of the Reproductive Health Act. Kathy Hochul is that person. New York women cannot afford a candidate who is “evolving”, like her opponent. We need experienced leadership. As a former Member of Congress and as New York’s Lieutenant Governor, Kathy Hochul has demonstrated that she is an outspoken proponent of women’s comprehensive reproductive health care and is willing to fight for it. We stand with Kathy Hochul,” said Catherine Lederer-Plaskett, WCLA PAC Director

About Kathy Hochul
Kathy is the highest-ranking female elected official in New York State. She travels to every corner of the state – tracking enough miles to go around the earth 7.5 times – putting a spotlight on issues that impact women, supporting women leaders, and strengthening women’s networks in business and government. Kathy has always been of the belief that no one working full time should live in poverty. As a proud daughter of steelworkers, she joined labor leaders and working families to successfully fight for increasing the minimum wage and is proud that New York lead the fight for $15 and beyond. Kathy was also especially vocal in her advocacy for Paid Family Leave, pushing it through the budget and helping promote its roll-out in 2018.

About the Westchester Coalition for Legal Abortion PAC

The WCLA PAC, together with Westchester Coalition for Legal Abortion – Choice Matters and ProChoice Voter, ensures that all women, regardless of age, race, class, status, geography or ability to pay, have full, unimpeded access to reproductive health care. To make our mission a reality, we work to get pro-choice candidates elected and appointed at every level of government. WCLA – Choice Matters is not a member of any political party and relies on support from donations and grants.