Tuesday, January 18, 2011

NOW Equality PAC and Chicago NOW PAC Endorse Carol Moseley Braun for Mayor of Chicago

National Organization for Women, Political Action Committee

For Immediate Release
Contact: Mai Shiozaki, 202-628-8669, ext. 116

NOW Equality PAC and Chicago NOW PAC Endorse
Carol Moseley Braun for Mayor of Chicago

January 18, 2011

The National Organization for Women Equality PAC and the Chicago NOW PAC are proud to endorse former Ambassador and Senator Carol Moseley Braun in perhaps the most important election of 2011 -- mayor of Chicago. Moseley Braun has an impressive resume of 25 years of public service fighting for the rights of women at the local, state, national and international level.

NOW and Carol Moseley Braun have been longtime allies, from planning the campaign to pass the ERA in Illinois to working for women's rights during her tenure in the Illinois state legislature, U.S. Senate, and as co-chair of the National NOW Board's advisory committee.

"NOW can always count on Carol's unwavering support for women's, LGBTQ, and civil rights," said Terry O'Neill, chair of the NOW Equality PAC.

Moseley Braun broke down barriers and made history when she became the first African-American woman to serve as assistant majority leader in the Illinois House, the first woman and African-American to hold executive office in Cook County Government, and in 1992 when she was the first African-American woman elected to the U.S. Senate.

"Moseley Braun, known for her ability to bring people together to get things done, will use these abilities to make government work for all the people of Chicago," said Melissa Satterlee, president of Chicago NOW.

Upcoming campaign events include A Conversation with Carol (town hall) on Thursday, Jan. 20. More information is available at: www.carolforchicago.com.


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