NIRH Action Fund, PAC Endorse 31 Pro-Choice Candidates for New York Offices

List Includes New York Candidates Running for Federal and State-wide Positions Who Have Pledged to Defend Reproductive Freedom

NEW YORK, NY (October 28, 2022) — Less than two weeks before highly consequential midterm elections, the National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) Action Fund and NIRH Action Fund PAC endorsed 31 candidates to represent New York at the federal and state levels. The candidates are all proud supporters of reproductive freedom, including abortion access, at a time when abortion rights are on the ballot.

“New Yorkers have a historic opportunity to elect leaders who will champion our values and protect our rights to reproductive care,” said NIRH Action Fund and PAC president Andrea Miller. “While New York might be considered an abortion safe haven, the truth is, abortion is on the ballot this election. With anti-abortion extremists running in numerous races, it’s never been more important to elect candidates who will protect and expand reproductive freedom. Now is our chance to use our power and elect those who will fight for our rights every day.”

While the NIRH Action Fund is focused on advancing reproductive freedom on the state and local levels, the organization recognizes the critical role that members of Congress must play in advancing reproductive rights and access to care, especially after the overturning of Roe v. Wade.


The NIRH Action Fund proudly endorses the following candidates:


New York 1st District              Bridget Fleming

New York 3rd District              Robert Zimmerman

New York 4th District              Laura Gillen

New York 18th District            Pay Ryan

New York 19th District            Josh Riley


The NIRH Action Fund PAC proudly endorses the following candidates:


New York State Governor                               Kathy Hochul

New York State Lieutenant Governor           Antonio Delgado

New York State Attorney General                  Tish James

New York State Comptroller                           Tom DiNapoli

New York State Senate:

Senate District 6           Kevin Thomas

Senate District 7           Anna Kaplan

Senate District 26         Andrew Gounardes

Senate District 28         Liz Krueger

Senate District 34         Nathalia Fernandez

Senate District 37         Shelley Mayer

Senate District 38         Elijah Reichlin-Melnick

Senate District 39         Julie Shiroishi

Senate District 40         Peter Harckham

Senate District 41         Michelle Hinchey

Senate District 42         James Skoufis

Senate District 44         Michelle Ostrelich

Senate District 48         Rachel May

Senate District 50         John Mannion

Senate District 55         Samra Brouk

Senate District 55         Jeremy Cooney

New York State Assembly:

Assembly District 75             Tony Simone

Assembly District 87             Karines Reyes

Assembly District 104           Jonathan Jacobson

Assembly District 135.          Jennifer Lunsford

Assembly District 138.          Harry Bronson

Assembly District 143           Monica Wallace


The NIRH Action Fund encourages New Yorkers to cast their votes, either on Election Day or via early voting. Polling place information and hours can be found here.


About The NIRH Action Fund

The National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund (NIRH Action Fund) builds political power for reproductive freedom. We partner with allied groups in states and cities to elect candidates who stand up for everyone’s right to control their reproductive lives, and work with elected officials to protect and advance reproductive rights. Our strategy is to go on the offensive and focus on communities where change is needed, so the fabric of reproductive freedom becomes harder to tear apart.