October 30, 2018 Press Releases

National Organization for Women Endorses Antonio Delgado

Today, Delgado for Congress announced that the National Organization for Women has endorsed Antonio Delgado to represent New York’s 19th Congressional district.

“At a time when decency and women’s rights are under attack, we need leaders like Antonio in Congress now more than ever. He is a strong voice and staunch advocate for women’s access to quality healthcare and the right to make decisions over their own bodies,” said Linda Berg, NOW political director. “We can count on him to champion equal pay for equal work, to take on the cruel dismantling of our Title IX protections, and to serve as an advocate for survivors of sexual assault. He will challenge Washington Republicans – like John Faso – who want to deny a woman’s right to safe reproductive health care. Antonio understands the need to be an advocate and ally for women and we look forward to working with him on these important issues.”

“I am honored to have the support of the National Organization for Women,” said Antonio Delgado. “I am committed to working together to challenge leaders like John Faso, who have called Roe v. Wade a ‘black mark upon this country’ and voted to defund Planned Parenthood, because I firmly believe that women’s reproductive health is a non-negotiable part of comprehensive, quality care. Faso has voted multiple times against equal pay for equal work. That is plain wrong. We must do everything we can to create meaningful change for women in the workplace, on college campuses and in our healthcare system. I will fight to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act and ensure access to quality, affordable health care for every woman in our district, and across the country.”

Founded in 1966, the National Organization for Women’s purpose is to take action through intersectional grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life.