2014 Endorsements

U.S. Senate

Colleen Hanabusa

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Running for: Senate, Hawaii

Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa has served two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and is ready to serve in the Senate. She is running to fill Daniel Inouye’s old seat, a position he wished her to fill should he become incapacitated. As a co-sponsor of the Paycheck Fairness Act, VAWA, and the start over ERA strategy bill, she is a strong supporter of women’s issues and equal rights. Congresswoman Hanabusa is a native Hawaiian and prioritizes the well-being of her fellow Hawaiians. She fights for the middle class, and works hard to make sure that every voice in her constituency can be heard in Washington. NWPC is thrilled to endorse Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa in her run for the US Senate!

www.hanabusaforhawaii.com

Alison Lundergan Grimes

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Running for: Senate, Kentucky

Alison Lundergan Grimes is a trail blazer for women in politics. In her current position as Kentucky Secretary of State, she has fought for small businesses as well as the rights of veterans and women. Because of her efforts, the state established a confidentiality program for victims of domestic violence to ensure their safety. Secretary of State Lundergan Grimes will continue to advocate for women in the Senate, and she will support legislation for affordable childcare and the closing of the gender wage gap. She is running against an established conservative Senator with a history of leadership that fails women and families. The NWPC is thrilled and proud to endorse Alison Lundergan Grimes in her campaign for the US Senate.

http://alisonforkentucky.com/

Jeanne Shaheen
Incumbent

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Running for: Senate, New Hampshire

Senator Shaheen was elected first elected to the Senate in 2008 after serving as Governor of New Hampshire from 1997-2003. She has proven to be a supporter of women’s rights since she first started her public service as a New Hampshire State Senator in 1992. She sponsored the Medical Transitional Health Care act with Senator Susan Collins, which provides follow-up care to hospital patients to prevent the number of re-hospitalizations. She sponsored a resolution supporting the goals of International Women’s Day, and cosponsored VAWA, Paycheck Fairness Act, and the 3-state ERA strategy bill.

www.jeanneshaheen.org

Kay Hagan
Incumbent

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Running for: Senate, North Carolina

Senator Kay Hagan was first elected to the Senate in 2008 and previously served as a North Carolina State Senator from 1999-2009. She is a true supporter of women's rights have sponsored and co-sponsored may key pieces of legislation. She sponsored the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2013, which became law. Senator Hagan serves on the Committees for Armed Services, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs committee, and the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. She cosponsored VAWA, Paycheck Fairness Act, and the 3-state ERA strategy bill.

www.kayhagan.com

U.S. House of Representatives

Alabama

Terri Sewell
Incumbent

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Running for: House, AL-07

After taking office in 2010, Congresswoman Terri Sewell has been fighting hard for the people of Alabama. Congresswoman Sewell is the first black woman to ever be elected to Congress in Alabama, and she continues to make us proud through her work as Democratic freshman class president and as both a regional and senior Whip. As a women’s rights advocate, the Congresswoman is the co-chair of the Women’s Fund “Voices Against Violence,” and has kept a 100% pro-choice voting record. NWPC fully supports Congresswoman Terri Sewell to further the issues of woman in Congress!

www.sewellforcongress.com

Arizona

Mary Rose Wilcox

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Running for: House, AZ-07

Mary Rose Wilcox is a proven powerhouse of a leader, with 31 years of experience as an elected official. When elected in November, she will be the first Latina to represent Arizona in Congress. She is committed to fighting for access to healthcare for women, as well as equal pay. After serving on the City of Phoenix City Council for four terms, as well as on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors for five terms, she is ready to move to Congress to fight for progress. In addition to being a small business owner, Wilcox has also formed and spearheaded multiple programs to better her community. The NWPC is proud to endorse Mary Rose Wilcox for Arizona’s 7th District.

www.maryrosewilcox.com

Kyrsten Sinema
Incumbent

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Running for: House, AZ-09

Formerly a state Senator, Kyrsten Sinema is seeking a seat in Congress to bring a voice back to the people of Arizona. Kyrsten grew up in a family that struggled to make ends meet so she knows firsthand what constituents want and need. As a board member of women’s commissions and youth outreach networks, Kyrsten does her part to advance women’s issues and assist in the development of youth across Arizona. NWPC is happy to announce our endorsement of a woman committed to serving her constituents and obtaining equality for women and other minorities!

www.kyrstensinema.com

California

Heidi Hall

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Running for: House, CA-01

Heidi Hall has been a steadfast leader for the environment and American families for two decades. Hall was raised in Northern California and both her parents were teachers. She fought to protect California’s natural resources through her work with the Environmental Protection Agency and the state’s Department of Water Resources. In Congress, Hall will take a stand for social issues including immigration policy and women’s rights. The NWPC is happy to endorse Heidi Hall in her first run for the US House of Representatives.

www.heidihallforcongress.com

Doris Matsui
Incumbent

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Running for: House, CA-06

Congresswoman Doris Matsui has been serving her Californian constituents since winning her late husband's Representative seat in 2005. She is a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce where she is committed to addressing issues such as the economy, healthcare, and job creation. She is a strong supporter of women's rights and gay rights, and the National Women's Political Caucus is proud to endorse Congresswoman Matsui for another term.

www.matsuiforcongress.com

Barbara Lee
Incumbent

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Running for: House, CA-13

Congresswoman Barbara Lee was first elected to Congress in 1998 and has worked tirelessly ever since. She is the senior female Democrat on the House International Relations Committee where she serves on the Western Hemisphere and Africa Subcommittees. As the Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, the Whip for the Congressional Black Caucus, a Senior Democratic Whip, Chair of the CBC Task Force on Global HIV/AIDS, and Co-Chair of the CBC Haiti Task Force, she has demonstrated her commitment to progressive causes and women's issues. Additionally, she has also introduced legislation to provide after school programs in public housing and protect tenants from arbitrary evictions. The National Women's Political Caucus is proud of the work Congresswoman Lee has done so far and is happy to endorse her for another term.

www.barbaraleeforcongress.com

Anna Eshoo
Incumbent

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Running for: House, CA-18

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo has served in the House of Representatives since 1993. Having served for nearly 20 years, Rep. Eshoo continues to keep her constituents first. The Congresswoman served on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors for 10 years before she was elected to Congress. She is a public servant at heart. The Congresswoman also works tirelessly on behalf of America’s women and is a cosponsor of VAWA, the Paycheck Fairness Act, and the three state ERA strategy bill. She is also an advocate for education, for children, for healthcare reform, and for clean energy. NWPC proudly re-endorses Congresswoman Anna Eshoo as a champion for California’s 18th District.

www.annaeshoo4congress.com/

Amanda Renteria

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Running for: House, CA-21

Amanda Renteria was the first Latina woman to serve as Chief of Staff in the history of US Senate. Renteria is the daughter of migrant workers and she grew up California’s San Joaquin Valley, where she grew to understand the economic, environmental, and social challenges faced by the local agricultural community. In addition to working on economic lesislature such as the 2012 Farm Bill, Renteria has been firm on women’s issues, especially equal pay for women in the workplace. The NWPC is happy to endorse Renteria in her first run for the House of Representatives.

www.amandarenteria.com

Lois Capps
Incumbent

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Running for: House, CA-24

Congresswoman Lois Capps is a true leader in the arena of women’s health and equal rights. Before she was elected to Congress, Representative Capps had successful careers in both nursing and education which she now uses to help her navigate Congress with an expertise in health. She chairs and co-chairs numerous caucuses that advance women’s health, children’s health, as well as the protection of natural resources. This is reflected by Rep. Capp’s sponsorship of National Pediatric Research Network Act of 2013, which passed the house by 375-27. Congresswoman Capps is certainly a champion for women’s rights, and is the best choice for California’s 24th district.

www.cappsforcongress.com

Julia Brownley
Incumbent

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Running for: House, CA-26

Julia Brownley has dedicated her life to improving our education system as one of California’s leading education advocates. In her first term as a Congresswoman, she sponsored the Helping Homeless Veterans Act of 2013. Brownley also cosponsored the Paycheck Fairness Act, VAWA, and the start over ERA strategy bill. She is a leader in preventing domestic violence, strongly supports a woman’s right to choose, and will fight to make sure health insurance companies cover contraception, prenatal and preventive care for everyone. NWPC is proud to re-endorse Congresswoman Julia Brownley for California’s 26th District.

www.juliabrownley.com

Judy Chu
Incumbent

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Running for: House, CA-27

Congresswoman Judy Chu has served in Congress since 2009 and has not wasted a minute of her time there. The Congresswoman entered the Congressional arena at the height of healthcare debate, and it was during this time that she was able to demonstrate her dedication to equal healthcare access as well as women’s rights. She is the sponsor of Women's Health Protection Act of 2013, which currently has 77 cosponsors. In addition to her excellent legislative record, Congresswoman Chu is the first Chinese American woman ever elected to the US Congress. Congresswoman Chu will continue to fight for women in both California and across the country. NWPC is happy to re-endorse the Congresswoman for her third Congressional race.

www.judychu.org

Eloise Reyes

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Running for: House, CA-31

Eloise Reyes knows the value of hard work. She started working as an onion picker at the age of 12, and paid her way through college and law school working up to three jobs at a time. Her tenacity has led her to become a well-known attorney who fights to protect the rights of workers and their families. Eloise Reyes is excellent on women’s issues, unlike the current incumbent, Gary Miller. Gary Miller voted against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, voted to defund Planned Parenthood, and was one of the many Republicans who caused the federal government shutdown earlier this year. As a member of the Tea Party Caucus, Gary Miller is determined to shrink the federal government, and if unsuccessful at that, paralyze it by defunding any program that he does not agree with.

www.eloiseforcongress.com

Gloria Negrete McLeod
Incumbent

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Running for: House, CA-35

Congressman Gloria Negrete McLeod is in her first term as a US Representative and is a dedicated public servant. She previously served as the Chair of the Public Employment and Retirement Committee in California’s State Senate where she was able to put the rights and needs of public employees first. Moreover, Rep. McLeod puts a great deal of emphasis on Veteran’s affairs, education, and women’s issues, which is apparent through her sponsorship of legislation focusing on veterans and her co-sponsorship of VAWA, the Paycheck Fairness Act, and the start over strategy ERA bill. We are proud to re-endorse Rep. Negrete McLeod for 2014.

www.negretemcleod.com

Karen Bass
Incumbent

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Running for: House, CA-37

Assembly Speaker Karen Bass made history in May of 2008 when she became Speaker of the California Assembly; this made her the first African American woman to serve as Speaker of a state legislative body. Bass was first elected to the CA State Assembly in 2004. Before becoming Speaker, Bass served in Assembly leadership positions. She served as Majority Whip in her first term and Majority Floor Leader in her second. In 2012 she was elected to her first term in the US House of Representatives and now she is running for re-election in California’s 37th District, where has she has been serving; championing women’s issues while doing so. The NWPC is proud to re-endorse Karen Bass.

www.karenbass.com

Linda Sanchez
Incumbent

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Running for: House, CA-39

Congresswoman Linda Sanchez has been fighting in Congress for California's 39th District since 2003. She sits on the House Committee on Ethics and the House Committee on Ways and Means. As a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and as co-founder of the Congressional Labor and Working Families Caucus, Congresswoman Sanchez is committed to helping America's families. Additionally, she is dedicated to fighting for women's rights and to equal treatment in school and in the workplace.

www.voteforlinda.com

Lucille Roybal Allard
Incumbent

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Running for: House, CA-40

For nearly 20 years, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard has served her constituents in California. NWPC is happy to once again endorse such an advocate of women’s rights. Congresswoman Roybal-Allard was the first Mexican-American woman elected to Congress in 1992 and has made history ever since. Currently the chair of the Hispanic Caucus Task Force on Health, the Congresswoman pays close attention to health issues, including women’s health. She has kept women at the top of her priorities and is a co-sponsor of both ERA strategy bills, as well as the Paycheck Fairness Act and VAWA. NWPC is proud to re-endorse Congresswoman Roybal-Allard for 2014.

www.lucilleforcongress.com

Loretta Sanchez
Incumbent

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Running for: House, CA-46

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez has been a member of Congress since 2003, and has always made NWPC proud. The Congresswoman has an impressive record when it comes to breaking gender barriers. She is the only Hispanic woman to be elected to Congress from Orange County and is the senior female member of the House Homeland Security Committee. As a trailblazing woman, Congresswoman Sanchez has consistently voted in favor of women’s rights and issues. NWPC is glad to offer support for Congresswoman Sanchez’s 2012 Congressional campaign.

www.loretta.org

Suzanne Savary

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Running for: House, CA-48

The National Women’s Political Caucus is proud to endorse Dr. Suzanne Savary from California’s 48th District. As a former professor and CEO of her own management consulting firm, she has helped firms grow their businesses by teaching managers how to create high performance environments, which is a skill that is definitely needed in Congress. Shealso co-founded and is the President of the Newport Beach Women’s Democratic Club, which has been recognized with awards from Planned Parenthood. Savary says that she has six reasons why she is running for Congress: her six grandchildren. She believes that our children are our future and she plans to fight in Congress for a stronger future for the United States.

http://www.drsuesavary.com/

Colorado

Diana DeGette
Incumbent

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Running for: House, CO-08

Congresswoman Dianna DeGette is a Co-Chair of the Pro-Choice Caucus and she continuously fights for women’s right to choice as well as for economic equality and the environment. She is also a Chief Deputy Whip and assists the Democratic Party leadership in coordinating the party on ideas and legislation. She was a cosponsor for VAWA, Paycheck Fairness Act, and is a cosponsor for both ERA strategy bills. Clearly a woman of vast achievement and commitment to her constituents, Congresswoman DeGette is the best choice for Colorado’s 1st district in the 2014 election.

www.degette.com

Connecticut

Rosa DeLauro
Incumbent

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Running for: House, CT-03

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro is the true definition of a fighter. As a cancer survivor, Rep. DeLauro has worked tirelessly to secure health and education rights for citizens of the US. After receiving degrees from both Marymount College and Columbia University, she began an incredible career in public service, including serving as the first Executive Director of EMILY’S List. Currently Representative DeLauro serves as the co-chair of the Steering and Policy Committee, and was the sponsor of the Paycheck Fairness Act. Continuing to support Representative DeLauro’s position in Congress is crucial to the progress of the women’s rights movement, and NWPC is proud to re-endorse her.


http://www.rosadelauro.com

Elizabeth Esty
Incumbent

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Running for: House, CT-05

Congresswoman Esty is an incredibly tough Congresswoman who, like NWPC, works to safeguard the rights of women. She served as a legal advisor to the Connecticut League of Women Voters Consensus Project, and therefore knows firsthand the social importance of adequate women’s health care. Having received her B.A. from Harvard, her J.D. from Yale and having worked with private law firm in D.C., Rep. Esty is one of the most well-educated members of Congress. She is a co-sponsor of VAWA, the Paycheck Fairness Act, and the start-over strategy ERA bill. NWPC proudly re-endorses Congresswoman Esty for Connecticut’s 5th District.

www.elizabethesty.com

District of Columbia

Eleanor Holmes Norton
Incumbent

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Running for: Member, DC-AL

With an incredible career before being elected to office in 1990, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton is a nationally known civil rights and feminist leader. Congresswoman Holmes Norton earned her J.D. from Yale University School of Law to continue a life of activism and public service. She was the first female Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and a founder of the Women's Rights Law Reporter, the first legal periodical that focused exclusively on women's rights. While in office, Congresswoman Holmes Norton has served the District of Columbia through immense economical and educational advancements. Known as the “Warrior on the Hill,” Congresswoman Holmes Norton has long supported the progress and protection of women’s rights.


www.nortonforcongress.org

Florida

April Freeman

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Running for: House, FL-22

April Freeman has been an active member of the community in Cape Coral, Florida since she moved there with her husband in 2009. Freeman witnessed the devastating effects of the economic recession on Floridian families and small businesses. Freeman’s desire to protect the economic security of middle class Americans and to fight for women’s rights drove her to run for the US House of Representatives. She will bring her strong beliefs about equal pay for equal work and a women’s right to choose to Washington, D.C. The NWPC is proud to endorse April Freeman in her campaign for Congress.


www.aprilfreeman2014.com

Lois Frankel
Incumbent

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Running for: House, FL-22

Congresswoman Frankel is known for challenging opponents of women’s rights head on. After receiving her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, Frankel served in the Florida state legislature and as the Mayor of West Palm Beach. Frankel has a long history of working with the NWPC and working for women’s rights. She is the sponsor of H.Con.Res.28 - “Recognizing the significance of Equal Pay Day to illustrate the disparity between wages paid to men and women” which has 110 cosponsors. She is also a cosponsor of VAWA, the Paycheck Fairness Act, and both ERA strategy bills. NWPC is proud to re-endorse Congresswoman Frankel for Florida’s 22nd District.


www.loisfrankelforcongress.com

Hawaii

Kathryn Xian

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Running for: House, HI-01

Kathryn Xian has led the way in women’s rights advocacy in Hawaii. As the Non-Executive Director of Girl Fest Hawaii and the Executive Director of the Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery, Xian has worked tirelessly to change policies concerning sexual assault, prostitution, and sex trafficking. In 2004, Xian led a public campaign for Act 82, which made Hawaii the first state in the country to outlaw sex-tourism at the state level. Xian was also successful in her work to pass the End Demand of Prostitution law, making solicitation of children under the age of 18 a felony offense. In Congress, Xian will continue to protect victims of sexual assault and sex trafficking while also seeking greater educational opportunities for women. The National Women’s Political Caucus is proud to endorse Xian in her campaign for the US House of Representatives.

www.electkathrynxian.com

Illinois

Tammy Duckworth
Incumbent

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Running for: House, IL-08

Bringing a whole new meaning to the word “fighter,” Congresswoman Duckworth is a phenomenal example of determination and perseverance. Prior to serving as Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs under the Obama Administration, Rep. Duckworth was one of the first women to fly combat missions in Iraq. She was awarded the Purple Heart after losing both of her legs in combat after her helicopter was hit by an RPG. Rep Duckworth is the sponsor for the Troop Talent Act of 2013, which helps veterans gets civilian certifications and licenses for professions they did in the military. She is also a cosponsor of VAWA, Paycheck Fairness Act, and the start over ERA strategy bill. NWPC proudly endorses a Veterans advocate who is willing to fight for women’s issues and the constituents of Illinois’s 8th District!

www.tammyduckworth.com

Jan Schakowsky
Incumbent

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Running for: House, IL-09

NWPC is proud to re-endorse Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky for her ninth term representing Illinois’s 9th Congressional District. As a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, Congresswoman Schakowksy worked to pass the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide universal healthcare coverage for all Americans. In her current term, she has kept the needs of women across the country as a top priority and has fought for reproductive rights and equal pay. The Congresswoman also serves on the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues and actively introduces legislation to stop violence against women. She is the right choice for constituents in the 9th district of Illinois!

http://www.janschakowsky.org/

Ann Callis

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Running for: House, IL-13

Ann Callis was the first woman ever elected to be Chief Judge of Illinois’ Third Judicial Circuit. During her eighteen year service in the Judicial Circuit, Callis established herself as resilient authority who was unwilling to compromise the safety of her community. She founded the Illinois Veterans Court, which became responsible for ensuring a smooth readjustment process for our veterans. Callis is also a champion for women’s rights, and she has a firsthand understanding of the challenges facing working women in America. In Congress, she will push to protect women’s health rights, especially preventative healthcare like mammograms and ovarian cancer screenings. The NWPC is proud to endorse Ann Callis in her campaign for the US House of Representatives.

www.callisforillinois.com

Cheri Bustos
Incumbent

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Running for: House, IL-17

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos has served one term in Congress so far and the National Women's Political Caucus is excited to endorse her for a second term. Her steadfast commitment to women's health and reproductive rights makes her an important advocate for women and families across the United States. Beyond supporting women, Bustos has demonstrated her commitment to protecting the environment by sponsoring and co-sponsoring several pieces of legislation to reduce waste and pollution.

www.cheribustos.com

Iowa

Staci Appel

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Running for: House, IA-03

Staci Appel is seeking to shatter Iowa’s glass ceiling by being the first woman the state has ever sent to Congress. While in the State Senate, Appel worked to pass equal pay legislation, create a state-wide smoking ban, and make preschool available to every Iowan child. Appel has also advocated for women’s reproductive health because she believes in a woman’s right to choose. Her efforts have inspired Iowa’s women to start Appel Women for Change, an organization which supports Appel’s goal of protecting women’s rights in Washington. The NWPC is proud to endorse Staci Appel for Congress.

http://appelforiowa.com/

Kansas

Margie Wakefield

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Running for: House, KS-02

Margie Wakefield comes from a family with a history of public service in Kansas. From early on in her life, Wakefield was taught the importance of community involvement, and she later became a board member on the local charity Big Brothers Big Sisters as well as the Douglas County Library. She has been an active voice in the Democratic Party for women’s rights and reproductive health. She also served as an aide to Senator Bob Dole and gained experience engaging and listening to the concerns of middle class families. Wakefield currently runs her own family law practice in Lawrence, Kansas. The NWPC is thrilled to endorse Margie Wakefield in her campaign for the US House of Representatives.

www.wakefieldforkansas.com

Kentucky

Elisabeth Jensen

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Running for: House, KY-06

Elisabeth Jensen is looking to make history as the first Democratic woman from Kentucky elected to Congress. Jensen hopes to use her considerable experience in the business world to create jobs in her home state and establish equal pay for equal work. Jensen is the co-founder and Executive Director of The Race for Education, a non-profit dedicated to funding educational programs and scholarships for children. Jensen’s work with her organization earned her a position on the State Advisory Panel for Exceptional Children. Her commitment to improving Kentucky’s economy and protecting women’s rights is sure to make a difference in Congress. The NWPC is proud to endorse Elisabeth Jensen in her first run for the US House of Representatives.

http://www.elisabethforkentucky.com/

Maine

Emily Cain

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Running for: House, ME-02

Emily Cain has consistently protected the rights and economic security of Maine’s working families. When she was 24, Cain became the youngest woman to ever serve as the State House Minority Leader. Cain sponsored legislation to establish equal pay for equal work and to curb domestic violence in the state. She has also helped to pass the Marriage Equality Act in 2009, proving herself to be a steadfast advocate for the LGBT community. The NWPC is thrilled to endorse Emily Cain in her first run for the US House of Representatives.

www.cainforcongress.com

Maryland

Donna Edwards
Incumbent

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Running for: House, MD-04

Congresswoman Donna Edwards has been a champion for women's issues since before she was elected into Congress in 2008. As the co-founder of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, she has worked tirelessly advocating for battered women and helping to pass the Violence Against Women Act in 1994. In Congress, she has sponsored legislation to raise the minimum wage, protect the environment, and improve infrastructure. The National Women's Political Caucus is pleased to endorse Congresswoman Edwards for another term.

www.donnaedwardsforcongress.com

Massachusetts

Katherine Clark

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Running for: House, MA-05

Katherine Clark is a dedicated public servant. As a current Massachusetts State Senator she knows the ins and outs of politics and will bring her considerable political experience with her when she is elected for the United States House of Representatives. Clark is excellent on women’s issues and serves on the Advisory Board for the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts (Boston). She is critical of the constant extremist attacks on women’s health and equal pay issues, which has distracted us from the most pressing issues facing our country. If elected, Ms. Clark will help reorient the US House to focusing on issues that affect every family – jobs, education, and keeping promises that we made to our seniors and veterans.

www.katherineclarkforcongress.com

Marisa DeFranco

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Running for: House, MA-06

Marisa DeFranco has been a strong voice for women’s rights in Massachusetts. DeFranco has served as a Commissioner on the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, where she fought to establish equal pay and protect reproductive health rights. She has been an advocate for women in politics for years, and has done her part to help more women hold public office by volunteering with the Hilary Clinton and Martha Coakley. DeFranco also runs her own law office, where she has taken on many pro bono cases, defending victims of violence, immigrants, and families who have been negatively affected by unjust federal policies. The NWPC is proud to endorse Marisa DeFranco in her first run for the US House of Representatives.

www.marisadefranco.com

Michigan

Pam Byrnes

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Running for: House, MI-07

Formerly a State Attorney and member of the Michigan House of Represenatives, Pam Byrnes will bring “Michigan common sense” to Congress. Byrnes worked for years as a single mother and has experienced the struggles of middle-class American women firsthand. As a State Legislator, Byrnes supported Fair Wage Legislation to penalize employers that underpaid female workers. Byrnes has worked hard to help women provide for their families and will continue to do so in Congress. The NWPC is thrilled to endorse Byrnes in her campaign for the House of Representatives.

www.pambyrnesforcongress.com

Nevada

Dina Titus
Incumbent

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Running for: House, NV-01

Congresswoman Dina Titus has dedicated her life to public service and education. She represented the people of Nevada in the state legislature for twenty years, serving as the Democratic Minority Leader for fifteen years. She is a champion of job training programs for veterans and others as well as being a leader for women’s rights. She is a cosponsor for VAWA, the Paycheck Fairness Act, and both ERA strategy bills. NWPC is proud to re-endorse Rep. Dian Titus for 2014.

www.dinatitus.com

Erin Bilbray

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Running for: House, NV-03

Erin Bilbray has dedicated her life to serving the community of Southern Nevada. Bilbray has founded three non-profits including Emerge Nevada, an organization which trains women for political leadership. She and her husband also created the Children’s Free Clinic of Southern Nevada, the only non-profit in the state which provides free health care to children. Bilbray was inspired to run for Congress by the desire to ensure a better future for her two daughters, and she is sure to continue her advocacy for women’s rights and progressive values in Congress. The NWPC is proud to endorse Erin Bilbray in her first run for the US House of Representatives.

www.erinbilbray.com

New Jersey

Aimee Belgard

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Running for: House, NJ-03

Aimee Belgard is looking to represent New Jersey’s 3rd District and become the first female member of the state’s congressional delegation in over a decade. Belgard has been fighting for middle class families her entire life, starting with her involvement for the American Cancer Society and the Neighborhood Watch. She has worked in state government since 2009, first as a member of the Edgewater Park Town Council and then as a 3rd District Freeholder. Belgard has focused on bolstering New Jersey’s economy with new jobs and a balanced budget. She has also stood up for women’s reproductive rights, equal pay legislation, and making higher education more affordable. The NWPC is thrilled to endorse Aimee Belgard in her first run for the US House of Representatives.

www.belgardforcongress.com

New Hampshire

Carol Shea-Porter
Incumbent

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Running for: House, NH-01

Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter knows how to serve her constituents well, which was proven when she was re-elected in 2012 after losing in a narrow upset against Frank Guinta in the 2010 elections. In 2006, Rep. Shea-Porter became the first woman elected to Congress from New Hampshire. She is best known for being strong and active in advocating veterans’ issues which is shown by her numerous sponsorships of bills on veteran issues. Rep. Shea-Porter is also dedicated to promoting affordable health care and protecting voting rights, and has cosponsored VAWA, the Paycheck Fairness Act, and the start over ERA strategy bill. NWPC is proud to re-endorse Rep. Shea-Porter for 2014.

www.sheaporter.com

Ann Kuster
Incumbent

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Running for: House, NH-02

The National Women’s Political Caucus is proud to re-endorse Ann Kuster for New Hampshire’s 2nd District. During the presidential campaigns for President Obama and John Kerry, Kuster served on the New Hampshire steering committees. In addition to her work with the New Hampshire Women for Obama, Kuster also has extensive experience as a lobbyist advocating issues for clients such as the Dartmouth Medical School. In Congress, Kuster is a strong advocate for women and we are proud to see her continue serving.

www.kusterforcongress.com

New Mexico

Michelle Lujan Grisham
Incumbent

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Running for: House, NM-01

A 12th generation native New Mexican, Congresswoman Lujan Grisham knows the needs and desires of the people of New Mexico. After earning a J.D. from the University of New Mexico, she embarked on an impressive career in public service. Re. Lujan Grisham began her career as the director of the New Mexico State Agency on Aging where she worked for 14 years. Afterwards, she served as secretary of the New Mexico Department of Health and as a commissioner on the Board of Directors of Total Community Care. In her first term, Rep. Grisham has cosponsored VAWA, the Paycheck Fairness Act, and both ERA strategy bills. NWPC is happy to re-endorse Congress Lujan Grisham for New Mexico’s 1st District.


www.michellelujangrisham.net

New York

Carolyn Maloney
Incumbent

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Running for: House, NY-12

First elected to Congress in 1992, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney is recognized as a national leader with extensive accomplishments on financial services, national security, the economy, and women’s issues. Her career has been a series of firsts: the first woman to represent New York’s 14th Congressional District; the first woman to represent New York City’s 7th Councilmanic district (where she was the first woman to give birth while in office); the first woman to Chair the Joint Economic Committee. Maloney is a senior member of the very important House Committee on Financial Services. She is the main sponsor of the start over ERA bill, which currently has over 150 cosponsors. Continuing to support Representative Maloney in Congress is a crucial to the progress of the women’s rights movement, and NWPC is proud to re-endorse her candidacy.

www.carolynmaloney.com

North Carolina

Alma Adams

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Running for: House, NC-12

Alma Adams is running in North Carolina's 12th district, a district that was redistributed under Republican leadership in 2010 with a vacant seat. Adams is currently a State Representative in the North Carolina General Assembly. As an African American woman, Adams is likely to carry this Democratic district which is 44.6% African American and 61% likely female voters. Adams is a progressive candidate who has been a public servant fighting for women and families for nearly 30 years. As a Congresswoman, Adams would be sure to bring her strong commitment to equality, choice and education to Congress and continue fighting for America's women and families.

www.almaadamsforcongress.com/

South Carolina

Gloria Bromell Tinubu

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Running for: House, SC-07

Gloria Bromell Tinubu was the first African American women to earn a MS in Agricultural Economics from Clemson University and the first African American to earn a PhD in Applied Economics from Clemson Universitty. She is a current teaching associate and business leader running for South Carolina’s 7th Congressional District. Tinubu has served as a Democratic member in the Georgia House of Representatives, as well as on Atlanta’s City Council for four years. She is a devoted advocate of women’s rights, and main issues of her campaign include achieving pay equity for women, access to quality daycare, and protecting affordable health care. We are proud to endorse Tinubu for her congressional race.

www.gloria2014.com/

Oregon

Suzanne Bonamici

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Running for: House, OR-01

NWPC is proud to endorse Suzanne Bonamici for her second full Congressional term. Congresswoman Bonamici was elected as Representative in a special election in 2012, and was re-elected for her first full term that same year. She is a member of the Progressive Caucus and a Co-Founder of the STEAM Caucus which promotes the importance of STEM and the linking of art and design to those fields. The Congresswoman has remained committed to women’s rights and has supported a women’s freedom to make her own health care decisions. Congresswoman Bonamici is also dedicated to veteran’s rights, strengthening public education, and renewable energy.

www.bonamiciforcongress.com/

Pennsylvania

Megan Rath

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Running for: House, PA-01

The National Women’s Political Caucus is proud to endorse Republican Megan Rath for Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional District. Rath is a healthcare professional, who has worked nine years as an independent healthcare sales consultant for Biomet, Inc. She has a strong history of serving her community, where she dedicates her free time to working with women at a safe house who have been victims of sex trafficking or prostitution. She supports women’s rights and advocates for equal rights for women. The NWPC is excited to see what Megan Rath will accomplish during her time in service.

www.meganforcongress.com/

Erin McClelland

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Running for: House, PA-12

Erin McClelland is a successful businesswoman and healthcare professional who is looking to bring pragmatism to congressional policies. McClelland has worked as a Manager with the Institute of Research Education and Training in Addiction (IRETA) in Pittsburgh, where she worked to streamline the city’s healthcare system. In Congress, McClelland will use her experience continue to reform health care so that it is accessible and affordable for all Americans. Women’s rights are central concerns for McClelland, who will fight for a woman’s right to equal pay, maternity leave, and reproductive rights. The NWPC is thrilled to endorse Erin McClelland in her campaign for the US House of Representatives.

www.erin14.com/

Utah

Donna McAleer

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Running for: House, WA-01

The National Women’s Political Caucus is proud to endorse Donna McAleer for Utah’s 1st District. McAleer has a strong passion for women’s advocacy and empowerment. A West Point graduate and Army Veteran, she has shown fearless leadership in all of her endeavors. She served as the Vice President of Global Logistics and Support Services for GenRad, before putting her corporate experience to use as Executive Director of the nonprofit, the People’s Health Clinic. She is also the author of award-winning book on women in leadership Porcelain on Steel: Women of West Point’s Long Gray Line. She avidly addressed gender equality while serving on the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services, which not only aids veteran’s and women’s issues, but also exemplifies the qualities for which NWPC stands.

www.dmcaleer.com/

Washington

Suzan DelBene
Incumbent

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Running for: House, WA-01

Congresswoman DelBene has been representing Washington's 1st congressional district since 2012. She is committed to improving the economy and supporting the middle class. With an extensive background in business and private-sector leadership roles, DelBene has the experience we need in Congress to fight for America's families. She is also a strong supporter of women's rights and fights everyday in Congress to defend a woman's right to choose.

www.delbeneforcongress.com/

Wisconsin

Gwen Moore
Incumbent

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Running for: House, WI-04

The NWPC is excited to re-endorse Congresswoman Gwen Moore for her sixth term. She consistently fights on behalf of women across the United States while also defending the rights of Wisconsin’s middle class. The Congresswoman was elected Democratic Co-Chair of the Congressional Women’s Caucus through which she can provide further support of pro-woman legislation. Her efforts ensured that the Violence Against Women Act was reauthorized in 2013. Aside from her impeccable record regarding women’s rights, Congresswoman Moore advocates better conditions for veterans, students, and families of the middle class. Gwen Moore understands what is needed for successful economic reform, and she will continue to fight for Wisconsin’s families in her seventh term.

www.gwenmooreforcongress.com/

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