WCLA & Other Reproductive Rights Organizations Rally For Biaggi For Senate

The Westchester Coalition for Legal Abortion (WCLA) PAC, the National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund PAC, Progressive Women of Pelham and others held a Rally in Support of Reproductive Rights and highlighted the importance of electing outspoken activist and leader Alessandra Biaggi to the New York State Senate, District 34. The rally was held at 12 noon in Harris Park across from Lehman College in the Bronx.

Fighting for reproductive rights and passing legislation that will move New York's archaic abortion laws into the 21st century are among the primary issues in Biaggi's campaign to win the Democratic Primary on Thursday, Sept. 13. That’s why WCLA PAC, Vote Pro Choice, the Planned Parenthood Empire State Votes PAC, the Planned Parenthood NYC Votes PAC and the National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund have all endorsed her.

Catherine Lederer-Plaskett, WCLA PAC: "We must do everything in our power to protect the women of New York State. The sitting president and anti-choice Republican-controlled Congress now in Washington DC are chomping at the bit to appoint the next anti-choice extremist nominee to the US Supreme Court. Those same people continue to strip women of all of our constitutional rights to control our own bodies. We must secure women's rights here in New York State. That starts by electing Alessandra Biaggi to the New York State Senate. In contrast to her opponent, Alessandra is a strong pro-choice advocate and ally who will lead us forward and move NY women's reproductive health care into the 21st century."

Andrea Miller, President of the National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund PAC: “Alessandra Biaggi is ready to fight for reproductive rights and abortion access in the State Senate. With our rights under constant attack at the federal level, we cannot wait any longer to decriminalize abortion in New York State. Alessandra will be a champion we can trust to fight for women and families in the Bronx and Westchester. The NIRH Action Fund PAC is proud to endorse Alessandra Biaggi for State Senate.”

Tasha D. Young, Co-founder of the Westchester Black Political Convention: "I support Alessandra Biaggi as a credible, capable, champion for Women's reproductive health legislation. With women like her standing next to our Democratic leaders, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Senator Shelly Meyer, we will have the legislative muscle needed to codify Roe V. Wade in New York State! No more 4 men in a room deciding the fate of women in New York. No more misinformed voters. We see the IDC for what they are and we are here to support the WOMAN who is bold enough to cut the snake off at its head, Alessandra Biaggi!"

Progressive Women of Pelham Board: “Alessandra is a staunch advocate for comprehensive reproductive healthcare who has vowed to protect women's reproductive rights, and we can think of no better advocate to have in our corner. She has the guts to stand up to entrenched power, and the expertise to craft legislation that will benefit all New Yorkers.  We have a unique opportunity for a truly blue New York, and the finish line is in sight. We are proud to stand with WCLA PAC in urging our fellow Democrats in District 34 to vote for Alessandra Biaggi on Thursday, September 13th.”

“One of my main reasons for running was that the New York Senate did not pass the Reproductive Health Act, which would give New York State women, through state law, all the protections now provided under Roe v. Wade. So it's particularly meaningful to me to have such a strong endorsement from all these leaders in the fight for women’s right to control their own bodies,” Biaggi said. “It’s completely unacceptable that New York, a leader on this issue almost 50 years ago, treats abortion in its criminal laws, not its health laws. And we didn't even get common-sense birth control legislation passed in the Senate. With Roe at risk federally, I pledge to make passing the Reproductive Health Act and the Comprehensive Contraceptive Coverage Act my highest priorities.”

Alessandra Biaggi