NWPC is proud to endorse Donna Edwards in her race for U.S. Senate in Maryland! Rep. Edwards is a champion for women and she will carry on Senator Mikulski’s legacy of women’s leadership in Maryland. For more information about Rep. Edwards and how you can support her campaign, visit Donna Edwards For U.S. Senate
Here’s our press announcement:
Washington, D.C. – The National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) proudly endorses Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D-MD) in her race for U.S. Senator in Maryland. Edwards is an experienced public servant who is uniquely qualified to carry on Senator Barbara Mikulski’s legacy of women’s leadership in Maryland.
“As the Representative for Maryland’s 4th congressional district, Donna Edwards has an impeccable record on women’s rights and a strong track record for effective leadership,” said NWPC Vice President of Political Planning Paula Owen Willmarth. “We are confident that she will continue to be a fierce advocate for women and families when elected to the Senate.”
Donna Edwards is committed to the pursuit of equal pay for equal work, paid sick leave, and access to affordable childcare. As a working single mother, she understands the challenges women face everyday and is a tireless fighter on behalf of all American families.
“Donna Edwards co-founded the National Network to End Domestic Violence and was instrumental in passing the Violence Against Women Act in 1994,” said NWPC President Donna Lent. “She has proven that she is a champion for women’s reproductive and economic rights, and we need her in the Senate.”
The newly re-established Maryland Women’s Political Caucus is thrilled that Donna Edwards is running to fill Senator Mikulski’s seat. “There are currently no African American women in the U.S. Senate,” said the group’s President Paris Bienert. “It is critical that we elect a woman in Maryland who will step into Senator Mikulski’s shoes and carry on her legacy. Donna Edwards is that woman.”
The NWPC, founded in 1971, is a national, multi-partisan, grassroots membership organization dedicated to identifying, recruiting, training and supporting women candidates for elected and appointed office.