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Ellen Sciales, press@sunrisemovement.org 

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Sunrise and NARAL Make 19,000 Dials for Cisneros on the Same Day House Democrats Stand By Anti-Abortion Rep. Henry Cuellar

WASHINGTON -

Last night, following Rep. Jim Clyburn’s visit to TX-28 to campaign for anti-choice candidate Henry Cuellar, Sunrise Movement teamed up with NARAL Pro Choice America to make over 19,000 dials for Jessica Cisneros in a single phone bank shift.

“Roe v. Wade is being overturned, and still Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, and Majority Whip Jim Clyburn have no problem campaigning for their friend, Rep. Henry Cuellar, an adamantly anti-choice politician,” said Sunrise Movement Executive Director, Varshini Prakash.  “House leadership is telling us to use this moment to vote to protect reproductive freedom, but they’re actively supporting the last anti-choice Democrat in the House. This hypocrisy is shameful. Right now, young people need to know Democrats are fighting for them. This is the moment. We’re coming out and fighting for our values, now they have to step up.”

On the same night, Sunrise and Working Families Party also launched a petition to demand House Leadership –  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, and Majority Whip Jim Clyburn – rescind their endorsement of Rep. Henry Cuellar.

Sunrise is also urging its membership to donate to abortion funds, and continues to phonebank for Jessica Cisneros in an attempt to oust anti-choice candidate Henry Cuellar. Young volunteers from across the country have made over 500,000 dials to date.

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