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2012 Elections

Candidate Profiles: Read biographies of endorsed federal candidates.

NOW/PAC Endorsed Candidates (By State)

NOW PACs Endorsements: All Federal Races

The NOW/PAC Endorses Obama-Biden for Re-election

 

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NOW Cheers History-Making Wins for Women and Marriage Equality in 2012 Elections

The National Organization for Women offers heartfelt congratulations to all the feminist candidates who won last night and a sincere thanks to all the women's rights supporters who showed up at the polls and made their voices heard.

NOW Cheers Obama-Biden Win Delivered by Women Voters, Calls for Unconditional End to War on Women

NOW applauds women voters for re-electing President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, defeating some of the most extreme anti-woman tea party candidates running for the Senate, and passing marriage equality measures in Maine and Maryland.

NOW/PAC Organizes to Educate Voters, Re-Elect Obama-Biden

Tomorrow's election is pivotal. We're down to the wire, and so much is hanging in the balance for women: economic security, the fate of Roe v. Wade, protection of Medicare and Social Security, and much more. We must stand up to the radical fringe -- the last thing the War on Women needs is a commander-in-chief in the White House.

The Truth About Romney-Ryan

The Romney-Ryan campaign has been one of misdirection and evasion. If you care about women's and girls' lives and futures and want to know the truth about Mitt Romney, you've come to the right place. Read on and see just how dangerous a Romney-Ryan administration would be for the women of this country.

Where the Candidates Stand (PDF)

NOW shares a page from its election "binder" highlighting the positions of the Obama/Biden and Romney/Ryan tickets on women's rights issues. Print out this flyer (PDF) and help distribute it in your community.

2012 Elections Crucial for Women: Vote Obama-Biden

In July, the NOW Political Action Committee enthusiastically endorsed Barack Obama and Joe Biden for reelection in 2012. The president's actions supporting women's rights demonstrate that he is our pathway toward equality -- in stark contrast to the harsh anti-woman policies pushed by the Republican ticket of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.

National Organization for Women PAC Endorses Obama-Biden for Re-election

It is with great pride that we announce today, that the National Organization for Women Political Action Committee endorses President Barack Obama for re-election as president of the United States. NOW PAC is proud to stand behind a president who unquestionably represents the path forward to achieve equality for women.

Candidate Profile: Val Demings (D-Fla., 10th Congressional District)

NOW/PAC is proud to endorse Val Demings (D), who is running for election for the tenth Congressional District of Florida. She is running against the extremist Republican incumbent U.S. Congressman Daniel Webster.

Candidate Profile: Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich., U.S. Senate)

NOW/PAC is proud to re-endorse Debbie Stabenow (D). She is is running for re-election to the U.S. Senate from Michigan, against Republican Pete Hoekstra.

Candidate Profile: Betty Sutton (D-Ohio, 16th Congressional District)

NOW/PAC is proud to re-endorse U.S. Congresswoman Betty Sutton (D), who is running for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives from the sixteenth district of Ohio. She is in a tight incumbent-vs-incumbent race against Republican U.S. Congressman Jim Renacci.

Candidate Profile: Carol Shea-Porter (D-N.H., 1st Congressional District)

NOW/PAC is proud to re-endorse Carol Shea-Porter (D), who is running for election to the U.S. House of Representatives from New Hampshire's first district. She is running against incumbent Republican U.S. Congressman Charlie Bass.

Candidate Profile: Jon Tester (D-Mont., U.S. Senate)

NOW/PAC is pleased to support Jon Tester (D - Mont.), who is running for re-election to the U.S. Senate and was first elected to this seat in 2006.

Candidate Profile: Sharen Neuhardt (D - Ohio, 10th Congressional District)

NOW/PAC is proud to endorse Sharen Neuhardt (D), who is running for election to the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio's tenth district. She is running against right wing extremist Republican U.S. Congressman Mike Turner.

Candidate Profile: Gwen Moore (D - Wisc., 4th Congressional District

NOW/PAC is proud to re-endorse Gwen Moore (D), who is running for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin's fourth district. She is running against Republican Dan Sebring.

Candidate Profile: Kim Gillan (D - Mont., At-Large)

NOW/PAC is proud to endorse Kim Gillan (D - Mont., At-Large), who is running for Montana's at-large congressional seat. She is running against Steve Daines (R) to replace Rep. Denny Rehberg (R), who is running for the U.S. Senate.

Candidate Profile: Tammy Duckworth (D - Ill., 8th Congressional District)

NOW/PAC is proud to endorse Tammy Duckworth (D), who is running for election to the U.S. House of Representatives from the eighth district of Illinois. She is running against Republican incumbent U.S. Congressman Joe Walsh.

Candidate Profile: Lois Capps (D-Calif., 24th Congressional District)

NOW/PAC is pleased to re-endorse U.S. Congresswoman Lois Capps (D), who is running for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives from the 24th district of California. She is in a close race against Republican former Lieutenant Governor Abel Maldonado.

Candidate Profile: Cheri Bustos (D-Ill., 17th Congressional District)

The NOW/PAC is proud to endorse Cheri Bustos (D), who is running for election to the U.S. House of Representatives from the 17th district of Illinois. She is running against Republican incumbent U.S. Congressman Bobby Schilling.

Candidate Profile: Chris Murphy (D-Conn., U.S. Senate)

NOW/PAC is proud to endorse Chris Murphy (D) who is running in an open seat election for U.S. Senate in Connecticut. Senator Joe Lieberman (I) is retiring, leaving Murphy and McMahon (R) to compete for the seat.

Elizabeth Warren Can Help Bring War on Women to an End

With the radical right waging a war on women in Congress and statehouses across the nation, it is more important than ever that we elect feminist candidates to office this November. We need candidates like Elizabeth to shut down this offensive and get the United States moving in a positive direction.

NOW Celebrates Tammy Duckworth, All Endorsed Winners from Illinois Primary

The National Organization for Women congratulates Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth for her victory in the Democratic primary for Illinois's 8th Congressional District. Duckworth won by a large margin, and will go on to face incumbent Republican Congress member Joe Walsh in November.

NOW Political Action Committee Proudly Endorses Elizabeth Warren

The NOW/PAC is proud to announce its endorsement of Elizabeth Warren for U.S. Senate from Massachusetts. Warren is a tough and effective advocate for economic justice, standing up to Wall Street and the big banks to stop the predatory financial practices that target so many women and men struggling to make ends meet.

Candidate Profile: Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass., U.S. Senate)

NOW/PAC is thrilled to announce its endorsement of Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren for the U. S. Senate from the state of Massachusetts. Warren is the most prominent of the three Democrats vying to run against incumbent Sen. Scott Brown (R) in the general election. Recent polls show Warren neck and neck with Brown.

NOW Congratulates Suzanne Bonamici on Special Election Victory

NOW/PAC-endorsed candidate Suzanne Bonamici (D) soundly defeated Tea Party favorite Rob Cornilles (R) in Tuesday's special election in Oregon's 1st Congressional District. Bonamici, a strong supporter of NOW's issues, will be the first woman in recent years to be part of Oregon's congressional delegation.

Candidate Profile: Shelley Berkley (D-Nev., U.S. Senate)

NOW/PAC is pleased to announce its endorsement of Representative Shelley Berkley (D), who is running for the U.S. Senate from the state of Nevada. Berkley has represented Nevada's 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House for seven terms, and she is running in a tight race against staunch conservative Rep. Dean Heller (R).

Candidate Profile: Lois Frankel (D-Fla., 22nd Congressional District)

Former West Palm Beach Mayor Lois Frankel (D) is running against tea party incumbent Rep. Allen West (R) in the 2012 election for Florida's 22nd Congressional District. A longtime NOW member, Frankel has made full equality for women and girls a priority in every position she's held, and NOW/ PAC is pleased to endorse her.

Candidate Profile: Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii, U.S. Senate)

NOW/PAC is thrilled to announce its endorsement of Rep. Mazie Hirono (D), who is running for U.S. Senate from Hawaii. If elected, she would become Hawaii's first woman senator and the first Asian-American woman senator.

Candidate Profile: Ann McLane Kuster (D-N.H., 2nd Congressional District)

NOW/PAC is proud to endorse Ann McLane Kuster (D) in her bid for the U.S. House of Representatives. Kuster is running for the seat from New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district.

Candidate Profile: Dina Titus (D-Nev., 1st Congressional District)

The NOW/PAC is delighted to endorse Dina Titus (D) in her bid for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Nevada.

Candidate Profile: Susan Bysiewicz (D-Conn., U.S. Senate)

NOW/PAC is pleased to endorse Democrat Susan Bysiewicz in her bid for U.S. Senate. Bysiewicz is one of four Democrats vying for the seat of retiring Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman. She could face Linda McMahon (R) in the general, who ran a close senate race in 2010 and is considering another run in 2012.

Candidate Profile: Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis., U.S. Senate)

After serving as the representative for Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district since 1999, Tammy Baldwin launched her bid for the state's open Senate seat with NOW/PAC's endorsement. Baldwin faces competition in the primary, and a number of Republicans have entered the race to battle for the seat, left open by retiring Sen. Herb Kohl (D).

Candidate Profile: Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore. 1st Congressional District)

Suzanne Bonamici (D) is running a special election, following the resignation of Rep. David Wu. Bonamici was victorious in the competitive primary on Nov. 8, 2011, which willl now be followed by a general election on Jan. 31, 2012. Oregon has had no women in their congressional delegation in recent years making Bonamici's candidacy especially important for women's rights supporters.

NOW Political Action Committee Proudly Endorses Tammy Baldwin

The National Organization for Women Political Action Committee is proud to announce our endorsement of Rep. Tammy Baldwin for U.S. Senate. Baldwin launched her bid this week to become the next Democratic senator from Wisconsin, filling the seat of the retiring Sen. Herb Kohl.

Sexist, Racist Video Gives Presidential Candidates Opportunity to Take Action Against Bigoted Campaign Tactics

As if right on cue, the 'Give us your cash, B--ch!' video popped up this week to prove that sexism and racism are alive and kicking this election season.


 
 
 

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