NOW/PAC is pleased to endorse Natalie Mosher (D) for Michigan's 11th Congressional District. Mosher is the first woman to run for Congress in this district.
Mosher has an outstanding record of upholding the rights of women and is a self-proclaimed "doer." She fully supports a woman's right to safe and legal abortion without any restrictions, opposes the Stupak-Pitts Amendment and would work to repeal the Hyde Amendment. She advocates for equal pay for women (she supported The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009), and she is in favor of affirmative action for both women and minorities.
Mosher supports marriage equality and would work to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. She is in favor of repealing all discriminatory laws, including the Bush-era revised Title IX guidelines allowing single-sex schools and classes. She is in favor of the ERA and would work to repeal the time limit given for states to vote. Mosher also supports adding paid leave to the Family and Medical Leave Act.
She supports providing health care that is affordable and accessible for all, through means that include a public option or a single-payer plan.
Mosher's past experience includes success as a non-profit director, teacher, program director for Volunteers of America's National Retiree Volunteer Coalition and a community activist for the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, the League of Women Voters, and the American Cancer Society.
She is currently unopposed in the primary to be held in August. In the genearl election, she will challenge incumbent Thaddeus McCotter (R), who has been in office since 2002 and is known for his anti-woman voting record. In fact, he has voted 31 times against bills that NOW and women nationwide have supported.
Mosher has the experience and ideas to win. If Michigan voters send Mosher to Congress, she promised to be a champion for women's rights, families and children and gender equality.
For more information about Natalie Mosher see her website.
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