February 1, 2012
NOW/PAC-endorsed candidate Suzanne Bonamici (D) soundly defeated Tea Party favorite Rob Cornilles (R) in Tuesday's special election in Oregon's 1st Congressional District. Bonamici, a strong supporter of NOW's issues, will be the first woman in recent years to be part of Oregon's congressional delegation.
NOW celebrates Bonamici's victory over Cornilles, who opposes abortion and marriage equality. He also believes in protecting tax breaks for the rich at the expense of women and families.
Bonamici staunchly believes in standing up for middle class families. She will provide a voice for consumers and advocate for equal pay for women. Bonamici also supports a woman's right to choose and is unequivocal in her support of LGBT rights.
NOW volunteer phoners from around the country, as well as volunteers in Oregon, should be especially proud of their tireless efforts to ensure this victory.
"NOW looks forward to working with Representative Bonamici toward greater equality for women," said NOW President Terry O'Neill.
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