For Immediate Release:
August 27, 2015
Contact: Jason Stanford, 571-336-2147, firstname.lastname@example.org
Delegate Lopez Endorsed by Virginia NOW and Planned Parenthood
Named a tireless champion for women’s health care and reproductive freedom
ARLINGTON – Delegate Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington) has been endorsed by the Virginia National Organization for Women (NOW) and Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington Action Fund. Virginia NOW is a statewide organization that advocates for women’s rights and social justice for all people. Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington Action Fund has worked in the Washington, DC region for over 70 years advocating for the preservation and broadening of access to reproductive health care.
“Alfonso Lopez is a champion for women and families, including the most vulnerable Virginians,” said Diana Egozcue, president of Virginia NOW. “Through initiatives on housing, small business, public safety and other pressing concerns, he is working effectively to help all Virginians have a better life. Virginia NOW is proud to endorse Delegate Lopez for his commitment to social justice.”
“Delegate Lopez has been a strong and vocal advocate for access to high quality, affordable, nonjudgmental, health care in Virginia.” said Laura Meyers, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington Action Fund. “We look forward to continuing our work with Delegate Lopez to ensure that all women in Virginia have access to the vital reproductive health care services that they need, without any political interference."
“I am honored to be endorsed by both of these phenomenal organizations,” said Delegate Lopez. “Their work in Richmond is instrumental in protecting the rights of women throughout Virginia and moving women’s equality forward in the Commonwealth. I look forward to continuing our work in the General Assembly.”