#VOTEPROCHOICE co-founder Heidi L. Sieck: "Jolie has a fierce record of standing up for women's rights"

MISSOURI — National prochoice organizing project #VOTEPROCHOICE today endorsed Jolie Justus for Kansas City Mayor. #VOTEPROCHOICE endorses prochoice champions up and down the ballot across the country. #VOTEPROCHOICE co-founder & CEO Heidi L. Sieck praised Justus for making reproductive freedom a top priority in her campaigns and for championing reproductive healthcare for all.

"Today a circuit court could shut down Missouri's very last abortion clinic. That will make Missouri the first state with zero abortion clinics—the beginning of the end of reproductive rights in our country. If it wasn't clear before, Missouri makes it clear now: we are in the fight of our lives to save reproductive freedom, and that fight will begin and end on the local level," said #VOTEPROCHOICE co-founder Heidi L. Sieck. "This relentless wave of abortion bans is a result of a ruthless, decades-long Republican strategy to pour money into city halls and state legislatures from coast to coast. We must fight back. That's why we are proud to endorse Jolie Justus for Kansas City Mayor."

Sieck continued, "In both the Kansas City Council and the Missouri State Senate, Jolie has a fierce record of standing up for women's rights, racial justice, and economic equality. And as a lifelong Missourian, she has shown her commitment to fighting for her people. Missouri needs a champion for choice—and Jolie has been that champion for decades. Missouri voters: make sure you get to the ballot box on June 18th. Voting for Jolie is a critical step towards taking back city halls--and taking back the rights to our own bodies."

"I am extremely proud to have earned the endorsement of #VOTEPROCHOICE. Their support and their efforts are particularly critical right now given the extreme, anti-choice legislation passed in Missouri and the attacks on reproductive rights across the country," said Kansas City Mayoral candidate Jolie Justus on the endorsement of #VOTEPROCHOICE. "As the next mayor of Kansas City, I will continue to stand with women and families to be a vocal advocate for reproductive rights, affordable health care, and economic opportunities."