Raleigh, NC— Today, Kurt Kondrich, who founded Chloe’s Foundation with his daughter, announced his personal endorsement of E.C. Sykes for the office of North Carolina Secretary of State.
“Today, I’ve decided to join the countless other activists in the pro-life movement in endorsing E.C. Sykes for Secretary of State. As a man of strong Christian faith, I have witnessed E.C.’s tireless efforts to protect the lives of the unborn and increase alternatives to abortion,” said Kondrich. “E.C.’s campaign is centered on returning North Carolina values to our government— values that most of our elected officials no longer embody. I am confident that not only will E.C. be a fighter for the unborn, he will serve as an example of these values for those in power everywhere.”
Chloe’s Foundation is named after Chloe Kondrich, a young girl with Down Syndrome. Her father, Kurt, learned firsthand that the diagnosis of Down Syndrome is often a death sentence for children living in the womb. Kurt and Chloe lead the fight for kids like her with Down Syndrome by encouraging states to pass “Chloe’s Law” – legislation which requires support and educational materials be provided for families after a diagnosis.
“I’m honored to have the support of such an esteemed organization like Chloe’s Foundation. Every child in the womb has the right to live, regardless of any sort of pre-birth diagnosis. Being proudly pro-life myself, I have the utmost respect for the work Chloe and her father are doing, and I hold their endorsement in the highest regard,” said Sykes. “Currently, North Carolina does not have any legal protections on fetuses diagnosed with Down Syndrome—no law that compares to Chloe’s Law passed in several other states. As Secretary of State, I pledge to work with the state legislature and necessary parties in order to bring this same law to North Carolina.”
Parents are often pressured by medical professionals and voices on the far left to abort their children upon a Down Syndrome diagnosis, with no alternatives given. Chloe and her family decided to do something about it, and have since met with world leaders, worked to get legislation passed, and raising awareness.
As a dedicated Christian conservative, E.C. has a long history of being involved in the pro-life movement. After becoming involved through his church, E.C. became a Coach at the Save the Storks Academy. As time went on, E.C. became more involved and eventually became a Pregnancy Life Center Executive Mentor with the organization. Today, both E.C. and his wife, Susan, and involved with Save the Storks, Chloe’s Foundation, and several other pro-life organizations.
As November nears, the Sykes campaign continues to travel to every corner of North Carolina to rally grassroots support and spread the word about what is possible in this election. Kurt Kondrich is just one of many activists in the pro-life movement who have identified E.C. as one of their champions, dedicated to protecting the rights of the unborn. More voters every day are signing on to the Sykes campaign as E.C. positions himself every day to win the primary election and defeat Elaine Marshall next November.