Carol Moseley Braun
The National Organization for Women Equality PAC (NEP) is proud to endorse former U.S. Senator Carol Moseley Braun for mayor of Chicago in the 2011 election. The election is nonpartisan and will be held on Feb. 22, 2011.
Born and raised in Chicago, Moseley Braun received an undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a law degree from the University of Chicago Law School. She has been fighting for the rights of women for 25 years at not only the state and local levels, but nationally and internationally as well.
"NOW can always count on Carol's unwavering support for women's, LGBTQ, and civil rights," said Terry O'Neill, chair of the NOW Equality PAC.
Moseley Braun made history when she became the first African-American woman to serve as assistant majority leader in the Illinois House of Representatives, where she made education a top priority. She continued to break down barriers, becoming the first woman and African American to hold executive office in the Cook County Government and perhaps most notably as the first African-American woman elected to the U.S. Senate in 1992.
As mayor of Chicago, Moseley Braun will continue to fight for civil rights and equality for all. And she vows to improve the quality of education, create neighborhood jobs and opportunity, and improve public safety for all Chicagoans.
Moseley Braun has also been endorsed by the Chicago NOW PAC. "Moseley Braun, known for her ability to bring people together to get things done, will use these abilities to make government work for all people of Chicago," said Melissa Satterlee, president of Chicago NOW.
NOW Equality PAC announced its endorsement of Moseley Braun on Jan. 18.
For more information please visit her campaign site: www.carolforchicago.com
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