Posts Categorized: Fighting The Right

The Most Important Election of 2011: Mayor of Chicago

The National Organization for Women Equality PAC and the Chicago NOW PAC have endorsed Carol Moseley Braun in perhaps the most important election of 2011 — mayor of Chicago. Moseley Braun has an impressive resume of 25 years of public service fighting for the rights of women at the local, state, national and international levels.

The Election and Women’s Rights: Don’t Compromise, Organize!

Last night’s turnover of the House of Representatives was a disappointing loss for women. We now face an anti-choice majority and a new Speaker of the House who will threaten to roll back hard-fought progress for women. But just as the frustration of this new reality sets in, I am more determined than ever to press Congress to champion women’s rights. The National Organization for Women is not going away, and we will fight harder and motivate our grassroots so we can demand women-friendly policies.

NOW Congratulates Kendrick Meek, All Endorsed Winners in Tuesday’s Primaries

The National Organization for Women applauds Representative Kendrick Meek for his impressive victory in Florida’s Democratic primary last night. Meek defeated billionaire investor Jeff Greene, despite Greene’s estimated $25 million campaign spending and his particularly malicious attacks on Meek. NOW’s Political Action Committee enthusiastically endorsed Meek, who now becomes the first African American Senate nominee from the state of Florida. Meek will face the GOP candidate, former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio, as well as Governor Charlie Crist, who is running as an independent, in the general election.

NOW Congratulates Elaine Marshall on Primary Win in N.C. Senate Primary, Looks Forward to November Victory

Last night, North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall moved closer to becoming the state’s next U.S. Senator. The National Organization for Women Political Action Committee proudly endorsed Marshall and helped organize strong grassroots support that ultimately helped her win the Democratic primary.

The June 22 runoff between Marshall and Cal Cunningham determined who would face the Republican incumbent, Senator Richard Burr, in the November election. “With this victory, Marshall has proven herself a winning candidate,” said NOW President and NOW/PAC Chair Terry O’Neill. “NOW calls upon the national Democratic Party leaders, including President Obama, Tim Kaine and the DNC, and Senator Robert Menendez and the DSCC to rally behind Marshall in order to assure her victory in the fall.”

NOW Sad to See Connie Saltonstall Leave Michigan Race, Thanks Her for Standing up to Anti-Abortion Incumbent Bart Stupak

In a statement from NOW President and NOW/PAC Chair Terry O’Neill, “The National Organization for Women is sad to see Connie Saltonstall withdraw from the congressional race in Michigan’s 1st District. Saltonstall bravely stepped forward to take on the incumbent — reproductive rights foe and health care reform obstructer Rep. Bart Stupak — in the state’s Democratic primary. She opened the door for other candidates and may even have lead to Stupak’s decision not to seek another term. And how did the Democratic Party reward her? Disgracefully, by withholding its support.”