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2008 Elections

NOW PAC Endorsed Candidate Races Heat Up

July 11, 2008

The 2008 election is less than five months away, and feminist candidates are working to get the votes that will propel them to the U.S. Congress. The National Organization for Women's Political Action Committee (NOW PAC) has been busy interviewing candidates from districts across the country, with a goal of dramatically increasing the number of women's rights supporters in Congress.

With a number of tough primary House races already in the win column, there are more to follow with likely primary victories for Kirsten Gillibrand NY-20, Tracey Brooks NY-21, Judy Baker MO-09, Kay Barnes MO-06, and Darcy Burner WA-08, and no primary opponent for Christine Jennings FL-13, Niki Tsongas MA-05, Gary Peters MI-09, Dina Titus NV-03, Carol Shea-Porter NH-01, and Marge Krupp WI-01. Soon we will be moving into full swing for the general election. We are also keeping our eye on several Senate races including Kay Hagan's race in North Carolina, Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire, and Mary Landrieu in Louisiana, hoping for victories in November. Visit NOW PAC's website to see the full list of endorsed candidates for Congress.

"We have a great field of women's rights supporters running this year, and there will be an opportunity to pick up open seats in several races. We certainly want to make sure incumbents who have been casting hundreds of votes in support of legislation benefiting women, girls and families win in November. Our members across the country are mobilizing to turn out the women's vote and are busy working on campaigns to elect feminist candidates," says Kim Gandy, Chair of NOW PAC. "I hope members will consider a donation to NOW PAC so we can again put the field resources on the ground in the battleground races that are so important this fall," said Gandy, "NOW is recognized as a trusted messenger, and voters look to us to let them know which candidates will truly represent the best interests of women and families once they arrive in Washington."

NOW activists have many opportunities to get involved and volunteer for campaigns in every state this election cycle. Our members will mobilize women because we know that women voters are often the deciding factor in the outcome of elections. Women voters tend to favor progressive, feminist candidates, so when women vote, women win. But when women stay home, as they did in 1994, conservative anti-women's rights candidates win. Get organized and help us mobilize to turn out women's votes!

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