#VOTEPROCHOICE co-founder Heidi L. Sieck: "Sykes is an unapologetic prochoice champion"

MISSISSIPPI — National prochoice organizing project #VOTEPROCHOICE today endorsed Rep. Kathy Sykes for Mississippi House of Representatives. #VOTEPROCHOICE endorses prochoice champions up and down the ballot across the country. #VOTEPROCHOICEco-founder & CEO Heidi L. Sieck praised Sykes for making reproductive freedom a top priority in her campaign and for standing up against the complete abortion ban passed in Mississippi in March.

"Mississippi passed one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country this year — moving the country toward a forced birth nation. And in the face of growing anti-choice fervor, prochoice champion Rep. Kathy Sykes stood up for the nation's prochoice majority and spoke out against this horrific legislation. #VOTEPROCHOICE is proud to endorse Rep. Sykes — a bold prochoice champion who is unafraid to speak truth to power. Leaders like Rep. Sykes have never been more important because we know the battle over reproductive freedom is being fought in our state capitols," said #VOTEPROCHOICE co-founder Heidi L. Sieck. "This relentless wave of abortion bans is the 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, and we need leaders like Rep. Sykes leading the way."

"I am honored to receive this endorsement from #VOTEPROCHOICE. I am emphatic about a woman's right to make decisions about her reproductive health. these recent laws that ban abortions and often criminalize women who choose abortion, while letting the men walk away, are archaic and backwards," said Rep. Kathy Sykes. "Not to mention, the assault on women's mental health that is not even being considered by lawmakers. Thanks so much and let's keep fighting for women's healthcare in Mississippi and across the country."