NOW PAC Gets Out the Vote in Ohio
February 29, 2008
With the critical Ohio primary rapidly approaching, NOW volunteers and PAC staff are traveling to the Buckeye State to support Ohio NOW activists in getting out the women's vote. This tour is part of an independent expenditure campaign funded by the NOW Political Action Committee in support of Hillary Clinton for President and several candidates for Congress.
NOW's Great Lakes Regional Director Marion Wagner, along with state presidents from Virginia, Florida and New York and other volunteers, met up with Executive Vice President Olga Vives on Feb. 27 and began a whirlwind round of local events. House parties have been held in Youngstown, Akron, and Toledo, with more events scheduled in Cincinnati, Dayton, Toledo, Cleveland and Columbus.
Featured guests at these events will be NOW President Kim Gandy and Dr. Susan Wood, who resigned as the Food and Drug Administration's Director of the Office of Women's Health over the agency's handling of emergency contraception (EC). They and other feminist leaders will be campaigning for NOW PAC endorsed candidate Hillary Clinton over the weekend, including a major rally in Akron on Saturday, March 1, kicking off Women's History Month -- and leading into Tuesday when the entire NOW contingent will join Ohio NOW activists in working the polls to ensure that women turn out in record numbers.
"The impressive voter turnout this primary season has been truly inspiring," said Gandy. "NOW PAC leaders and volunteers are pounding the pavement and working the phones in Ohio to help generate the biggest turnout yet on the road to making history."
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