WASHINGTON—NOW strongly endorses Nancy Pelosi to continue as Democratic Leader in the U.S. House of Representatives. Nancy Pelosi has been an exemplary leader and a guiding force behind a progressive agenda that strengthens our representative democracy. Her support for a Women’s Economic Agenda focused attention on the continuing fight for justice, for equal rights and for greater opportunity. As Nancy Pelosi has said, when women succeed, America succeeds.
It is wrongheaded and foolish to react to the results of the recent election by turning our backs on the multicultural base that elected Barack Obama twice and turned out more votes for Hillary Clinton—and for Democrats in House and Senate races—this year. So-called “populist” leaders of the Democratic Party should realize that Nancy Pelosi is in step with them and is best prepared to lead them—and all of us as we prepare for the urgent fights ahead.