Torres Named Vice Chair of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (D-CA) released the following statement after being named Vice Chair of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus, a coalition of members of the House of Representatives who are working to preserve, protect, and advance women’s constitutionally-protected reproductive rights:
“The fight for reproductive rights has been transformative for American women. It has meant that gender would not and could not limit a woman’s opportunities in life. The ability to make choices about when to have a family has opened up the doors to pursue an education, begin a career, and earn a living. It has meant economic independence and freedom—freedom that is now being threatened by sustained Republican attacks. That’s what makes the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus and the leadership of Congresswomen Dianna DeGette and Barbara Lee so critical to ensuring that women are empowered to freely exercise their constitutionally-protected rights. I’m honored to serve as Vice Chair and take my place on the front lines alongside the new House Democratic majority to protect women’s hard-won reproductive rights.”
Learn more about the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus here.