FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 22, 2012
CONTACT: Juan Garcia
WCF President/CEO Sam Bennett Announces Endorsement of Congresswoman Mazie Hirono for U.S. Senate
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Citing the critical need for more women in office, particularly in the U.S. Senate, WCF President/CEO Siobhan “Sam” Bennett announced today the endorsement of Congresswoman Mazie Hirono who is running for U.S. Senate in Hawaii.
“As a Congresswoman and as a Lieutenant Governor, Mazie Hirono has a long track record of standing up for women and families,” said Bennett. “That is especially important now, when the rights of those constituencies are being attacked on an unprecedented scale. I know Mazie will be a fierce advocate in the Senate and I am proud to endorse her candidacy.”
“The current political climate is especially hostile for women and reproductive rights,” continued Bennett. “Decisions regarding women’s health are being made by politicians, not doctors, and behind closed doors, oftentimes with no women present at all. We need to elect more pro-choice women like Mazie to the U.S. Senate who will stand up for women and families and restore Congress’ focus on the economy and job creation.”
If elected, Hirono would be the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate from Hawaii and the first Asian-American woman Senator in history.
The Women’s Campaign Fund is a national, non-partisan organization dedicated to dramatically increasing the number of women in elected office who support reproductive health choices for all.