(Woodbridge, VA) – Natalie Shorter announced an endorsement today from REPRO Rising VA in her candidacy for House of Delegates District 19. REPRO Rising VA is an organization working to ensure that every person in the Commonwealth has access to comprehensive and high-quality reproductive health information and services. Shorter is running for the House of Delegates to stand up to extremists who are trying to take away abortion rights.
“REPRO Rising Virginia enthusiastically endorses Natalie Shorter in her campaign to represent House District 19. Without the guardrails of Roe, Reproductive Freedom in Virginia will come down to the 2023 legislative elections. We’ve seen attacks on both the state and local levels, and they will not stop coming unless we stop them. There is no doubt that Natalie is the candidate who will join us in leading the charge forward to protect and expand access to Reproductive Freedom in the Commonwealth,” said Tarina Keene, executive director of REPRO Rising Virginia.
Speaking on the endorsement, Shorter states: “Reproductive justice is at the center of my platform and I am beyond honored to receive an endorsement from REPRO Rising VA. In office, I aim to protect our rights to contraception and abortion services for people of all ages, lower the Black maternal mortality rate, and protect IVF and other healthcare services that could be next on the chopping block in the post-Roe climate.”
REPRO Rising VA joins the Women of Color Coalition and NOW Virginia in endorsing Shorter for HD-19. Shorter is also a Moms Demand Gun Sense Candidate of Distinction and has been endorsed by Virginia elected leaders that include Senate President Pro Tempore L. Louise Lucas, Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw, Senate Finance Chair Janet Howell, Former Woodbridge Congresswoman Leslie Byrne, Former Senator Emilie Miller, Delegate Kathleen Murphy, Former Arlington County School Board Member Diane Smith, Former Mt. Vernon Supervisor Gerry Hyland, and more.