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Lunsford Calls on Funke to Denounce President’s Comments

Says that She is the Pro-Choice Candidate this District Deserves

September 21, 2018 (Rochester, NY) — Jen Lunsford, Democratic candidate for State Senate in New York’s 55th District, calls on her opponent, Rich Funke to denounce the President’s “disgusting and bullying comments,” about Professor Christine Blasely Ford.

“The President is harassing a victim of sexual assault, by name, as a means of intimidating her so that she won’t testify against his chosen judicial candidate. This sort of blatant bullying by any government official is unethical, un-American and undignified.

Every public official in this nation, regardless of party affiliation, should be standing up for Professor Ford because she is a citizen. They should support her because she is a victim, and they should want to hear her story because a person nominated to a lifetime appointment on the highest court of the land should be fully vetted to ensure he or she is of the highest moral fiber.”

Rich Funke has remained silent on this issue, and many other issues relating to the President’s outlandish and tyrannical behavior. Lunsford called on Mr. Funke to “be a patriot,” and to “put country before party,” by publicly denouncing the President’s comments and calling for an investigation of Professor Ford’s allegations against Kavanaugh.

Lunsford has been endorsed by several pro-choice organizations including Planned Parenthood Empire State Votes PAC, National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund PAC and Eleanor’s Legacy and Emily’s List. She has pledged public support for the Reproductive Health Act, which would ensure that the protections afforded by Roe v. Wade and its progeny are enshrined in New York law.

Lunsford stated, “The threat to Roe v. Wade is real. The next justice confirmed to the Supreme Court, whether it is Brett Kavanaugh or another judge with the Federalist Society stamp of approval, is almost certainly going to hold the same kind of animosity towards Roe that my opponent has shown time and again. We need a representative who is willing to stand up for the people of this district, who overwhelmingly support a woman’s right to choose. It is time for a State Senator that will stand up for women and demand that we be treated with dignity and respect.”

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