FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: October 28, 2012
CONTACT: MaryAnne Pintar, 619-252-9923, firstname.lastname@example.org
San Diego – In case you missed it, nationally recognized women’s rights advocate Sandra Fluke, endorsed Scott Peters for Congress this week. She was in San Diego to headline a Planned Parenthood rally where she introduced Peters as “a man who will stand up for women every day” to an energetic crowd.
At the rally attended by 150-200 people, Fluke also took the incumbent, Brian Bilbray to task for his long, dismal list of anti-women, anti-choice votes.
“We deserve better than a Representative who has made it a priority to defund Planned Parenthood….to take away women’s access to breast cancer screenings and cervical cancer screenings, and birth control,” she said, as the crowd booed. She also warned voters not to be fooled by Bilbray’s claim that he is pro-choice.
“Voting to defund Planned Parenthood as Brian Bilbray has done is not only anti-choice, it's anti-women's health and anti-women. I endorse Scott Peters for Congress because he is steadfast in his support for women's choice and women's rights.”
Fluke also headlined a fundraising event for Peters earlier in the week. Her endorsement came the same week Peters was endorsed by former President Bill Clinton, and California Superintendent of Schools Tom Torlakson, adding to the tremendous momentum Peters has going into the final days of the campaign.
(Note: *Fluke takes on Bilbray and introduces Peters at around 6:00)