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Petitioning Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice MD NARAL Pro-Choice America & NARAL Pro-Choice MD

Endorse Neda Bolourian for Montgomery County Council

Dear NARAL Pro-Choice America and NARAL Pro-Choice MD,

The news that NARAL MD has decided to endorse County Council President Craig Rice over the fierce, well-known, and unabashedly pro-choice activist, Neda Bolourian, is deeply troubling.

Candidates like Neda Bolourian are the future of our movement. She is a clinic defender, a leader in the pro-choice movement, and a passionate activist for keeping, protecting, and expanding the full range of reproductive health options. She co-organized the grassroots movement Summer of Trust, welcoming Dr. Carhart into Montgomery County in 2011, and has not for one moment, shied away from her strong belief in access to legal, safe abortion whilst on the campaign trail.

Local politics matter, and endorsements from large organizations like yourselves also matter. We need Neda. We need actively pro-choice politicians to move our movement forward so we can stop playing defense. Neda is the kind of leader we deserve. We need NARAL to join organizations like the National Organization for Women in supporting Neda so that we can all benefit from her leadership.

To support the incumbent who holds lukewarm support for choice, over a fierce and vocal prochoice candidate like Neda is shameful. Neda is the type of person NARAL and our movement should uplift, not smother. As a leader in the reproductive freedom community, your decision is grossly unacceptable and not in line with the values you espouse. It sends a troubling message to future pro-choice women candidates when you support the establishment over the feminist leader.

I request that you please switch your NARAL MD endorsement to Neda Bolourian to reflect the core values of NARAL, and the pro-choice movement.

Sincerely,                                                                                                                       Deva Cats-Baril 

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