The NOW/PAC is delighted to endorse Dina Titus (D) in her bid for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Nevada. Titus was elected to the House in 2008 from her state's 3rd district, serving one term. She then lost by a slim margin (less than 2,000 votes) in the 2010 midterm elections. Due to the addition of a new seat in Nevada and subsequent redistricting, Titus is now running in the 1st district. Based on her record of solid support for NOW's issues, NOW/PAC endorsed Titus in 2008 and 2010. During her time in Congress, Titus was a strong ally of women and girls, and we are confident she will be again when re-elected.
Titus strongly opposes any cuts to Social Security or Medicare and supports an end to the Bush-era tax cuts. She is a firm supporter of reproductive freedom and views women's health as a high priority. Titus introduced and successfully passed legislation that requires health insurance companies to cover the cost of the HPV vaccine. She is also a strong supporter of LGBT rights and freedoms, and co-sponsored the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell.
Titus served as a member of the United States Civil Rights Commission, one of only eight members nationally. She is proud of the 2006 dedication of the Dina Titus Estates, an innovative affordable housing complex for persons with disabilities, in recognition of her tireless advocacy. In June 2011, Titus went to Ukraine as a volunteer for the non-profit, non-partisan National Democratic Institute to offer seminars and lectures on democratic political practices and to encourage women's participation.
A noted non-fiction writer, Titus is the author of Bombs in the Backyard: Atomic Testing and American Politics and Battle Born: Federal-State Relations in Nevada During the Twentieth Century.
NOW/PAC stands committed to helping Dina Titus return to Capitol Hill in 2012.
To learn more about Titus, visit her campaign website.
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