Women Win on Election Night 2017

Statement of NOW President Toni Van Pelt

11.07.2017

Feminists swept battleground states and districts this election night–proving just how strong #TheResistance can be.

We’re thrilled that Virginia and New Jersey will be led by Ralph Northam and Phil Murphy–candidates who will champion feminist policies as governors. Virginia voters elected progressives up and down the ballot, and we are especially proud to congratulate NOW leader Hala Ayala on her election to the Virginia House of Delegates.

Feminists won this election from the grassroots, and the results will drive real change for women in the years to come. Virginia NOW President Diana Egozcue said, “Virginia NOW is so proud of Virginia women! We carried this election for the Democrats as campaign workers, poll workers, candidates, and just plain cheerleaders. Many of the anti-women adversaries in the Virginia House were defeated, so the prospects for pro-women bills are looking up. We now have to keep up the momentum for next year’s elections.”

Tonight’s message is clear: the time to elect feminists is NOW! NOW members and grassroots activists rolled up their sleeves, and got out the vote for the candidates who care about women’s rights–and their hard work paid off.

This is just a taste of what’s to come. We know that NOW activists will keep working hard, and keep winning–on November 6, 2018 and beyond.

Contact

M.E. Ficarra , press@now.org , 951-547-1241
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