Monday, June 7, 2010

Women's Campaign Forum on the ground in North Carolina?

Already this year, we've seen six WCF-Endorsed Candidates stunted, dismissed, and undermined by their own political parties. It's become crystal clear that our current political system fails women candidates.
Personally, I've had enough.
That's why WCF is stepping up, yet again, to support another woman candidate passed over by the political establishment: North Carolina Secretary Elaine Marshall.
When Secretary Jennifer Brunner faced the same hurdles in her U.S. Senate race, WCF responded. We sent Julie Daniels, our Political Programs Manager, to work directly with her campaign in Ohio, because at WCF we believe in supporting the woman--not only the race.
WCF is here to help clear the path, chop through the weeds, and guide talented women through their candidacy--despite the odds, and even when the system gets in their way.

That is why WCF is sending a full-time representative to work on Elaine Marshall's Campaign. Mary Schilling, a former WCF Fellow, arrives in North Carolina today to help Get Out The Vote, recruit volunteers, and manage phone banks across the state.
We chose Secretary Marshall's campaign because it is a prime example of the vital role WCF plays for many of our endorsed candidates: We give them the support they need, when and where they need it.
Secretary Marshall has served North Carolina as Secretary of State for 14 years and was the first woman elected to statewide office. She has and will continue to make women's issues a priority, proven by her history of combating domestic violence, improving rape crisis services, and supporting social workers. WCF has been with her every step of the way, and will stand by her throughout the remainder of her public service career.

Thank you for supporting WCF and providing us the resources to develop amazing young women like Mary and Julie as well as support candidates like Secretary Marshall.

Stay tuned for more updates from the campaign trail as Mary works up to Marshall's runoff election on June 22nd.
Warm Regards,
Siobhan "Sam" Bennett, President/CEO
Women's Campaign Forum 

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