National Organization for Women PAC Endorses Elizabeth Warren for President

Statement from NOW PAC Chairwoman Toni Van Pelt

03.02.2020

The National Organization for Women Political Action Committee (NOW PAC) is proud to endorse Senator Elizabeth Warren as the 46th President of the United States.

NOW PAC is the political arm of NOW, the largest grassroots feminist organization in the country.

The PAC evaluates federal candidates on their record and uncompromising dedication to the core issues of NOW: Constitutional Equality, Ending Violence Against Women, Economic Justice, LGBTQIA+ Justice, Racial Justice, and Reproductive Justice.

“Senator Warren has the most comprehensive, intersectional plans to tackle the issues important to NOW,” said NOW PAC Chairwoman Toni Van Pelt. “Her campaign, her staff and her coalition of support show her Administration will finally execute and pass these policies that NOW has worked toward for decades.”

As NOW PAC has repeatedly called out, most candidates, debate moderators, and the media only discuss the unique issues facing women through the lens of families and children and specific topics like reproductive health or pay equity.

“Warren understands that women have particular experiences with the economy, immigration, gun violence, and climate change — and her policies and campaign reflect this,” Van Pelt said. “And in particular, her campaign has repeatedly linked racial equity and gender equity to every issue.”

Senator Warren’s record is clear:

Constitutional Equality 

  • An outspoken supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex.
  • Cosponsor for the Senate Resolution to remove the ERA deadline.

Ending Violence against Women

Economic Justice

LGBTQIA+ Rights 

  • Cosponsor of the Equality Act, which will prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and for other purposes.
  • Cosponsor of the Real Education for Healthy Youth Act, which would require more LGBTQ inclusive sex education in schools.
  • Introduced a campaign plan for Securing LGBTQ+ Rights and Equality, which addresses a variety of issues facing the LGBTQIA+ community, including discriminatory religious exemptions, housing discrimination, and supporting trans youth.

Racial Justice 

Reproductive Rights and Justice

NOW PAC has consistently praised the historical weight of the 2020 race, where multiple women have stood on debate stages together and two women candidates have won delegates. NOW‘s state and local chapters have worked closely with former presidential candidates Senator Amy Klobuchar, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and Senator Kamala Harris.###

ABOUT NOW PAC
Since 1977, the National Organization for Women Political Action Committee (NOW PAC) has worked to elect more uncompromising feminists to the White House and Congress. NOW PAC’s aggressive grassroots organizing and early support for feminist candidates have been changing the faces of those elected to federal office. NOW PAC only raises money from NOW members, so our political work is 100% grassroots.

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Contact

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