ELK GROVE, CA - Today, the National Organization for Women PAC announced their endorsement of Dr. Ami Bera due to his commitment to achieving equality and advancing the rights of women and girls.
NOWPAC is a leading force for women’s rights in all 50 states on the issues of pay equity, access to reproductive health care, eliminating discrimination, ending domestic violence, and LGBTQ rights.
"Because of his dedication to feminist issues, the National Organization for Women has re-endorsed Dr. Ami Bera's candidacy for California's 7th district,” said Terry O'Neill, President, National Organization for Women, NOW PAC Chair. “Dr. Bera has proven time and time again that he is committed to advancing women's economic and reproductive rights as well as being a strong advocate for equal rights for all. In this election, Dr. Bera is the only candidate who will advance the rights of women."
Since being elected, Bera has fought in Congress for equal pay, paid family leave, and access to women’s health care. Meanwhile, Dr. Bera’s opponent, Scott Jones, has declared himself “pro-life” and expressed interest in “an opportunity to change the law… or advocate on behalf of pro-life causes.”
“As the father of a brilliant and talented young daughter, I’m honored by this endorsement. I’m proud of the progress we’ve made for women and girls, but we can’t stop until every woman and girl has equal economic, social, and political rights in every aspect of her life -- and we have a long way to go, especially when too many women still face challenges in the workplace,” said Dr. Ami Bera.
As a doctor, Bera believes it is wrong for politicians to threaten women’s health care to score political points. Bera was named Planned Parenthood’s 2015 National Women's Health Champion for his work standing up for women's healthcare, and he’s fought to ensure employers cannot deny coverage for basic women's health care like birth control.
The suburban Sacramento County district includes Folsom, Citrus Heights, Rancho Cordova, Carmichael, Sacramento, and Elk Grove.