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Last night's turnover of the House of Representatives was a disappointing loss for women. We now face an anti-choice majority and a new Speaker of the House who will threaten to roll back hard-fought progress for women. But NOW is not going away, and we will fight harder and motivate our grassroots so we can demand woman-friendly policies.
Vote as if women's lives depend on it -- because they do! You've heard the buzz that women voters have given up and Democrats stand to lose this mid-term election. Take action, and prove them wrong!
"Proven legislators like Carolyn Maloney need allies on Capitol Hill," said NOW/PAC Chair Terry O'Neill. "I'm thrilled at the opportunity to send her reinforcements, like the staunchly feminist Ann McLane Kuster."
Primary season is finally coming to a close as key states, such as Maryland, Massachusetts and New York, hold Sept. 14 primaries. NOW/PAC has endorsed a number of strong feminist candidates in these races.
NOW applauds Rep. Kendrick Meek for his impressive victory in Florida's Aug. 24 Democratic primary. Meek defeated billionaire investor Jeff Greene, despite Greene's estimated $25 million campaign spending and his particularly malicious attacks on Meek.
In the Aug. 10 Democratic primary, Minnesota voters cast their ballots for Shelley Madore in an upset victory over the favored candidate. NOW/PAC is working to help Madore and other strong candidates make it all the way to Capitol Hill!
Democrat Shelley Madore is running against Dan Powers for Minnesota's Democratic Farmer Labor Party in the state's 2nd Congressional District. Madore agrees with NOW on important issues such as equal marriage rights, gender equality and accessible health care.
NOW/PAC is pleased to endorse Scott Withers for the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan's 5th District. Withers is running in the Democratic primary against an anti-choice incumbent who has held office for more than 30 years.
Sewell is now the Democratic nominee for an open seat in the House of Representatives from Alabama's 7th Congressional District, and she will go on to challenge GOP candidate Don Chamberlain in the general election.
The June 22 runoff between Marshall and Cal Cunningham determined who would face the Republican incumbent, Senator Richard Burr, in the November election. "With this victory, Marshall has proven herself a winning candidate," said NOW President and NOW/PAC Chair Terry O'Neill. "NOW calls upon the national Democratic Party leaders, including President Obama, Tim Kaine and the DNC, and Senator Robert Menendez and the DSCC to rally behind Marshall in order to assure her victory in the fall."
The NOW/PAC proudly endorses Karen Bass for the U.S. House of Representatives. Bass is campaigning for the seat vacated by the retirement of longtime NOW supporter Diane Watson. Bass made history when she was elected to serve as the California Assembly's 67th speaker and became the first African-American woman in the country to fill this powerful state role. Since she took office in 2004, Bass has brought change and results to her constituents in Los Angeles.
NOW/PAC is proud to announce that 17 of its endorsed candidates won primary elections on June 8. NOW congratulates these primary winners and looks forward to working with them, both in the coming months and once they take office, in order to ensure full equality for women and girls.
Alabama voters cast their ballots for Terri Sewell on Tuesday, giving her a first-place finish in the state's Democratic Party primary. Sewell received 37 percent of the vote and will face Shelia Smoot, who garnered 29 percent of the vote, in a July 13 runoff. NOW's Political Action Committee proudly endorsed Sewell, a first-time candidate for public office, early in her campaign.
Rep. Joe Sestak achieved a pivotal victory in Pennsylvania by besting 30-year incumbent Sen. Arlen Specter in the state's Democratic primary. After two previous endorsements for the House of Representatives, the NOW Political Action Committee enthusiastically endorsed Sestak for his Senate run.
NOW/PAC Chair Terry O'Neill said, "NOW is sad to see Connie Saltonstall withdraw from the congressional race in Michigan's 1st District. Saltonstall bravely stepped forward to take on the incumbent -- reproductive rights foe and health care reform obstructer Rep. Bart Stupak -- in the state's Democratic primary. She opened the door for other candidates and may even have lead to Stupak's decision not to seek another term. And how did the Democratic Party reward her? Disgracefully, by withholding its support."
North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall moved one step closer to being the state's next U.S. senator, placing first in Tuesday's Democratic primary. The National Organization for Women Political Action Committee enthusiastically endorsed Marshall and worked to ensure her first place spot with strong grassroots support.
With Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) reportedly retiring, women who felt betrayed by his ill-conceived Stupak-Pitts anti-abortion provision are rejoicing.
Saltonstall is running for Congress from Michigan's 1st District, taking on reproductive rights foe and health care reform obstructer Bart Stupak in the state's Democratic primary this August.
NOW/PAC is proud to announce the endorsement of Betsy Dennigan (D-RI, 2nd Congressional District), Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI, 1st Congressional District) and Natalie Mosher (D-MI, 11th Congressional (D-MI, 11th Congressional District).
NOW/PAC is proud to endorse Ann McLane Kuster for the U.S. House of Representatives. Kuster is campaigning for the open seat in New Hampshire's 2nd district. "Ann McLane Kuster has been a longtime activist working to improve women's lives, and we are excited to give her our group's support. We need more people like her in Congress, who are dedicated to achieving full equality for women and girls," said NOW/PAC President Terry O'Neill.
When announcing NOW/PAC's endorsement of Julie Hamos for Congress in Illinois' 10th Congressional District, Terry O'Neill, NOW/PAC Chair said, "We support Julie Hamos because she has spent her entire career fighting for fairness and equality. We know she will be a strong voice for women's health, reproductive freedom, workplace equality, and ending violence against women."
NOW congratulates Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley for her overwhelming victory in the Democratic primary in the special election to fill the late Ted Kennedy's U.S. Senate seat. If Coakley prevails as expected in the Jan. 19 general election, she will be the first woman senator from the state of Massachusetts, and she will double to two the number of women in the state's current 12-member congressional delegation. The NOW Political Action Committee proudly endorsed Coakley in her run.
The National Organization for Women Political Action Committee is proud to announce our endorsement of Lois Herr for Congress in Pennsylvania's 16th District. Lois is taking on the all-important challenge of unseating Rep. Joe Pitts, co-author of the outrageous Stupak-Pitts Amendment. Lois rightly called this amendment "a direct attack on the freedom and privacy of American women."
NOW PAC endorsed Terri Sewell, a candidate for the open seat in Alabama's 7th Congressional District. In announcing the endorsement, NOW PAC chair Terry O'Neill said, "NOW PAC is proud to endorse Terri Sewell in her groundbreaking campaign. We are confident she will be a strong leader in Congress for full equality for women and girls."
Three new profiles of fantastic feminist federal candidates for the 2010 elections are now online. These three women, Martha Coakley (D-MA, U.S. Senate), Suzan DelBene (D-WA, 8th Congressional District), Beth Krom (D-CA, 48th Congressional District), have been endorsed by the NOW/PAC -- and they're just the beginning!
NOW PAC is pleased to endorse Jennifer Brunner for the U.S. Senate. Brunner is a staunch supporter of women's rights and will be a leader in the Senate. Brunner's experience includes owning a small business, serving as a judge and currently, and she is currently serving as Ohio's Secretary of State.
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