NOW/PAC is pleased, once again, to endorse Carolyn Maloney for the U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 14th Congressional District. Maloney was first elected to the House in 1992 and since then has demonstrated a keen awareness of and creativity in solving many of the problems faced by women in the U.S. and worldwide.
Maloney has an outstanding voting record on women's rights, which includes voting no on Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services, the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act, and the Defense Of Marriage Act, and yes on the Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment, the expanded Hate Crimes Prevention Act, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act.
Over the years she has taken a lead role in drafting and advancing policies in the areas of health care, women in the workplace and combating violence against women.
Maloney has authored and secured passage of key legislation, including expansion of the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Debbie Smith Act, which funded and promoted the processing of DNA evidence/rape kits. She is a champion on reproductive rights issues and a strong leader in the effort to end gender apartheid in Afghanistan. She has introduced the ERA year after year and has advocated for anti-trafficking laws.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton describes Maloney as a "tireless and effective advocate for women in America and abroad. I applaud her ongoing efforts to highlight issues affecting women and to fight for solutions that improve women's lives."
Maloney is one of the strongest advocates for women currently holding a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, and NOW is grateful to have her as an ally.
For more information on Maloney see her campaign website
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