FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 30, 2011
CONTACT: Juan Garcia
WCF President/CEO Sam Bennett Announces Endorsed Candidates From Across the Country
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Citing the detrimental lack of women in government and the hostile political climate assailing women candidates today, WCF President/CEO Siobhan “Sam” Bennett announced the endorsement of 12 pro-choice candidates running for office across the nation.
“The volume of attacks on women in politics today is staggering. With our economy in shambles, our Congress in gridlock, and our state houses attacking women’s reproductive rights, there has never been a more pressing time to increase the number of women’s voices in the halls of government.
“I am honored to announce the endorsement of 12 strong, women candidates from a wide range of backgrounds. From Colorado to Connecticut, from a County Clerkship to a run for Congress, these candidates reflect a broad swath of exemplary female leaders from across our country, running at all levels of office. They are on the ground, working hard to forge a better tomorrow for their communities. WCF has provided these women with support in the early stages of their races – when that support is needed most – and is proud to stand with them every step of the way.”
The following candidates have earned the endorsement of the Women’s Campaign Forum:
Cheri Bustos: candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives (IL-17)
Laura Ruderman: candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives (WA-01)
Carol Shea-Porter: candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives (NH-01)
Faith Winter: candidate for Westminster City Council (Colorado)
Mary-Jane Foster: candidate for Mayor of the City of Bridgeport (Connecticut)
Michele Madigan: candidate for Commissioner of Finance in Saratoga Springs (New York)
Brenda Davis: candidate for Mayor of Washington City (Pennsylvania)
Rogette Harris: candidate for Dauphin County Register of Wills and Clerk of the Orphan’s Court (Pennsylvania)
Stephanie Singer: candidate for Philadelphia City Commissioner (Pennsylvania)
Chelsa Wagner: candidate for Allegheny County Controller (Pennsylvania)
Kathy Wasong: candidate for Lancaster Township Supervisor (Pennsylvania)
Robin Abbott: candidate for Virginia House of Delegates, 93rd District
The Women’s Campaign Forum is a national, non-partisan organization dedicated to advancing the political participation of talented women leaders who support reproductive health choices and options at all levels of office, throughout the country, and regardless of political party.