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Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Action Alert: Support the Best Feminist Candidate in Chicago
The NOW Equality PAC joined the Chicago NOW PAC in endorsing Carol Moseley Braun for mayor of Chicago because we know we can always count on Carol's unwavering support for women's, LGBTQ, and civil rights issues.
But, as you may have been reading in the national news, there are a lot of "IFs" in this election:
IF Carol's main opponent, Rahm Emanuel, fails to receive 50 percent of the vote, there will be a runoff on April 5. Carol can win this runoff, but only IF we make sure she stays competitive in the race.
That's why NOW Equality PAC invites you to join us as we work to reach a "critical mass" of feminist elected leaders in our nation's cities and states and the halls of Congress. Our first step is to make sure that Carol Moseley Braun truly has a chance to win, by helping her raise enough money to air ads on TV.
IF you believe we need many, many more feminist political victories, please consider donating to Carol's campaign and to the NOW Equality PAC to support NOW's field efforts in this race and the hundreds more that will be coming up in the months and year ahead.
NOW Executive VP Bonnie Grabenhofer and a team of interns are in Chicago volunteering their hearts out to ensure a victory for the best feminist candidate for mayor. Please help support this work and Carol's campaign by donating NOW.
Carol is running a grassroots, neighborhood-based campaign because, as she has said, "'Leave no neighborhood behind' should be our motto. We used to have jobs in the neighborhoods in which we lived. Now, you have boarded-up stores in neighborhoods in which young people have no hope of employment. If we can create jobs in the neighborhoods, we can strengthen the neighborhoods, and we will begin to support public safety initiatives there."
You do not need to be a NOW member to make a donation to Carol's campaign or to the NOW Equality PAC, which helps identify, recruit, train and support candidates and campaign workers at the state and local levels to "fill the pipeline" with elected officials who support women's rights.