NOW Endorses Edwards for Senate in Maryland

12.15.2015

NOW PAC, the political action committee of the National Organization for Women (NOW), endorsed Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D-MD) today in her race for the United States Senate in Maryland.

Terry O’Neill, President, National Organization for Women

“Donna Edwards has always been there for women, and in 2016 women will be there for Donna Edwards. Barbara Mikulski may be retiring, but Maryland still needs a Senator with a strong record of fighting for women and families in Washington.”

Congresswoman Donna Edwards

“I am grateful to receive the endorsement of the National Organization for Women and its 500,000 members who share the belief that equal pay for equal work is not just a talking point and that every voice deserves a seat at the table. Since coming to Congress, NOW has been a tireless ally in my fight to improve the lives of Maryland women and stand up to Tea Party attacks against a woman’s right to choose. We will build on these efforts in the United States Senate, and I look forward to a lasting partnership.”

In its endorsement, the NOW PAC recognizes Donna’s long history of advocacy and effective leadership for women. Donna co-founded and served as the first executive director of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, and she worked tirelessly to pass the Violence Against Women Act in 1994. In 2008, Donna Edwards became the first African American woman ever elected to Congress from Maryland, and in the House of Representatives she has been a progressive fighter for women’s reproductive rights, cosponsored the Paycheck Fairness Act and served as Chair of the Democratic Women’s Working Group, among other accomplishments.

Contact

Tamara Stein , planner@now.org , (951) 547-1241
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