For Immediate Release
February 28, 2014
Erin White, / (212) 255-2575


Planned Parenthood of New York City (PPNYC) Political Committee Proudly Endorses Domenic Recchia for NY 11 Congressional Race

Candidate has a strong record of supporting women’s health

The Planned Parenthood of New York City (PPNYC) Political Committee today enthusiastically announced its endorsement of former New York CIty Council Member Domenic Recchia for the NY 11 Congressional race. District 11 includes all of Staten Island and parts of southern Brooklyn, including the neighborhoods of Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Dyker Heights, and Gravesend. Recchia is challenging incumbent Representative Michael Grimm (R-NY).

“We believe Domenic Recchia will be a strong advocate for women and reproductive health care. He stood with the women of New York when he voted to end coercive and deceptive practices by so-called “crisis pregnancy centers,” said Joan Malin of the PPNYC Political Committee. “We are proud to endorse him for District 11.”

“Recchia stands in stark contrast to his opponent, Michael Grimm, who has voted to defund Planned Parenthood, restrict abortion access, and repeal the Affordable Care Act. Women are watching and we’re ready for leaders who want to move our country and economy forward — not backward  on women’s access to health care,” added Malin.

Grimm is vehemently anti-women’s health, demonstrated by his voting record which shows that he has tried to disqualify Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funds; repeal the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare); advance a “personhood” bill that would ban common forms of birth control as well as abortion; and ban insurance coverage for abortion in state health-insurance exchanges. Despite the fact that no federal dollars are used for abortion services, Grimm consistently voted in favor of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. 

Domenic Recchia returned a questionnaire scoring a 100% rating in support of reproductive health and rights.  We are confident that he will strongly protect and advocate for the health and well-being of the women, families, and young people of Brooklyn and Staten Island.


The Planned Parenthood of New York City Political Committee is a non-partisan organization committed to supporting candidates who are leaders on sexual and reproductive health issues for city and state office.


Paid for by Planned Parenthood® of New York City Political Committee.
Contact the PPNYC Political Committee at 212-274-7314.


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