NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN – ARIZONA
KATHRYN BAUMGARDNER – PAC COORDINATOR
PO BOX 45558
Phoenix AZ 85016​
602-430-9454 (cell) * nowpac.az@gmail.com
www.aznow.org
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
 
Final National and Arizona NOWPAC Candidate Endorsements
10.18.2016 – Today, Kathryn Baumgardner, AZ NOW PAC Coordinator, released the total set of endorsements for the upcoming general election.
​The National NOW PAC has endorsed Hillary Clinton for U.S. President, Ann Kirkpatrick for U.S. senator, and five out of nine possible congressional races for a total of seven endorsed federal candidates. AZ NOW PAC has endorsed candidates in the State Legislature, Maricopa County and school board races with a total of 35 endorsed candidates.
​Listed here are endorsements of candidates resulting from their voting records, public statements, current endorsement survey answers and possible resulting interview. Feminists dedicated to electing a majority of public officials who are committed to the advancement of women’s rights at all levels of political office can depend on these endorsements.
            National NOW AZ Congress Endorsements: Raul Grijalva – Congressional District 3, Mikel Weisser – Congressional District 4, Talia Fuentes – Congressional District 5, Ruben Gallego – Congressional District 7, Kyrsten Sinema – Congressional District 9
            AZ NOW PAC Endorsements for Maricopa County: Diego Rodriguez – Maricopa County Attorney, Michelle Robertson – Maricopa County Superintendent of Schools, Jana Lynn Granillo – Board of Directors, Maricopa County Special Healthcare District, District 1 
              AZ NOW PAC Endorsements for School Board: Jeanee Casteen – Creighton Governing School Board, Amy McSheffrey – Creighton Governing School Board, Kiana Maria Sears – Mesa Unified School District Governing Board, Lynné Almy – Phoenix Elementary School District Governing Board, Lela Alston – PUHSD Governing School Board, Ericka Nicholes – Roosevelt School Governing Board
              AZ NOW PAC Endorsements for State Senate: Andrea Dalessandro – LD 2 State Senate, Nikki Check Bagley – LD 6 State Senate, Barbara McGuire – State Senate LD 8, Ralph Atchue – LD 11 State Senate, Tonya MacBeth – LD 15, State Senate, Scott Prior – LD 16 State Senate, Sean Bowie – LD 18 State Senate, Michael Muscato – LD 22 State Senate, Eric Meyer- LD 28 State Senate, Martin Quezada – LD 29 State Senate
                AZ NOW PAC Endorsements for State Representative: Daniel Hernandez Jr –LD 2 State Representative, Carmen Casillas – LD 8 State Representative, Randall Friese – LD 9 State Representative, Pamela Powers Hannley – LD 9 State Representative, Kristen Engel – LD 10 State Representative, Corin Hammond – LD 11, State Representative, Brandon Dwyer – LD 15 State Representative, Cara Prior – LD 16 State Representative, Sharon Standard – LD 16 State Representative, Denise “Mitzi” Epstein – LD 18 State Representative, Deanna Rasmussen-Lacotta – LD 21 State Representative, Tammy Caputi – LD 23 State Representative, Ken Clark LD 24 House Representative, Lela Alston – LD 24 House Representative, Kathleen Rahn – LD 25 State Representative, Kelli Butler – LD 28 State Representative
Contact: Kathryn Baumgardner, nowpac.az@gmail.com, 602-430-9454
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#ImWithHer   #Now4Hillary
We’ll be at Gourmet House of Hong Kong at 1438 E McDowell, Phoenix 
7 pm on…
 Come share in this great celebration with the Inez Casiano/Central Phoenix NOW chapter.

The Inez Casiano/Central Phoenix NOW chapter will have their monthly meeting Sunday, October 23 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Grand Coffee, 718 N Central, upstairs. 
This month we’ll hear from January Contreras of Arizona Legal Women and Youth Services (ALWAYS) about immigrant women and trafficking. In addition, we’ll do a follow up action on the shackling case i.e. write letters to the Board of Supervisors not to fund private lawyers for the case but to settle. Some endorsed candidates may stop by if their schedule permits

grand-central-coffee-houseCome and enjoy breakfast, learn something new and take action for women’s rights with like-minded women!
The Inez Casiano/Central Phoenix NOW chapter will have its monthly meeting on Sunday, Oct. 23, 10-11:30 am at Grand Coffee, 718 N Central Ave.
IMG_1625.JPGOur speaker will be January Contreras, managing attorney for Arizona Legal Women and Youth Services to talk about immigrant women and trafficking.
Our action item will be to write letters to the County Board of Supervisors asking them not to appropriate money to Arpaio to defend a suit that attorney Joy Bertrand won against shackling pregnant and birthing women.
letterwriting

AGENDA

10:00 – 10:05             Call to Order and Welcome – Johnson
 
10:05 – 10:10             Approval of September minutes
10:10 – 10:25                         Reports:

  • President Report – Interim President Christian Johnson – status of grievance
  • Treasurer’s Report–Interim Kathryn Baumgardner
    • Status of account
  • State PAC – Kathryn Baumgardner, state and presidential elections

 
10:25 – 10:40             Old Business:
19th Amendment Celebration – Tsoudis
Debate/Election watch parties – Post
Annual Plan for 2016-2017 & Elections – Johnson, on                                                        hold till grievance resolved
 
10:40 – 10:55                         New Business:
NOW endorsed Candidates
Women police chief/fire chief – recogniton? Post
 
10:55 – 11:15             Presenter
January Contreras – CEO/Managing Attorney,                                                                     ALWAYS, Arizona Legal Women and Youth Services
 
11:15 – 11:25             Action – letters about shackling
 
11:25 – 11:30             Announcements:
                                    Push Comes to Shove: Women and Power, Oct 1-Jan. 8, SMoCA,                                                 Scottsdale, art as a catalyst for the transformation of women’s role in                             society.
Women’s Rights and Planned Parenthood Support Rally
https://www.facebook.com/events/356253068040044/
Weekly rally in Tempe, check them out
 
Next Meeting:           Grand Coffee, 718 N Central, November 27, 10 a.m.
 

Arizona Women Leaders to Sound the Alarm at Press Conference October 12: 
Trump and McCain a Danger to Women
Women Leaders in Arizona join effort to turn out women’s votes for Hillary Clinton for President and Ann Kirkpatrick for U.S. Senate
 
For Immediate Release​​ CONTACT: Candice Mercer
October 5, 2016​ candice@feministmajority.org
​ 310-556-2500​​
**Media Advisory**
 
Arizona Women Leaders to Sound the Alarm at Press Conference October 12:
Trump and McCain a Danger to Women
Women Leaders in Arizona join effort to turn out women’s votes for Hillary Clinton for President and Ann Kirkpatrick for U.S. Senate
 
Women have the power to determine the outcome of the presidential and U.S. Senate race in Arizona. A coalition of women leaders has come together under the banner of She Wins, We Win campaign to announce plans for mobilizing the largest women’s vote in history to move forward progress for women.
 
The unprecedented coalition of women leaders is working to make sure voters know what is at stake in both the Presidential and U.S. Senate race in Arizona, and to sound the alarm on the dangers a Trump presidency would pose to women. The outcome of this election will determine our nation’s policies impacting women’s rights for the next 40 years: the make-up of the Supreme Court; access to reproductive healthcare including abortion and birth control; pay equality; paid family and medical leave; passage of the Equal Rights Amendment; civil rights; LGBT rights; the ability of our nation to deal with climate change; immigration reform; and reducing violence including sexual assault and gun violence.
 
WHAT: ​She Wins, We Win press conference featuring Arizona women leaders
**Spanish speakers will be available for interviews
 
WHEN: ​Wednesday, October 12, 2016
2:30 PM
 
WHERE:​ United Food and Commercial Workers Local 99
​877 S. Alvernon Way, Suite 100
​Tucson, AZ 85711
 
WHO:​Nancy Barber, Wife of Former Congressman Ron Barber
Montserrat Caballero, Las Adelitas Arizona Anti-Violence Advocates*
​Stephanie Coronado, Arizona Women’s Political Caucus
​Teresa D’Asaro, Co-Chair, UFCW Women’s Network Executive Committee
Laura Dent, Chief of Staff, Tucson City Council Member Regina Romero
Hon. Jennifer Eckstrom, Former South Tucson Mayor
Pam Grissom, Founder, Arizona List
Kaitlin Hooker, She Wins, We Win coordinator, University of Arizona
Jodi Liggett, VP of Public Affairs, Planned Parenthood Advocates Arizona*
Bianca Lucretia, Latina Transgender Activist/Founder, Tucson LGBTQ FREEDOM DAY PARADE
Barbara Matteson, Former President, Arizona Education Associate/National Education Association
Karen McGarrity, Small Business Owner, D-W/McGarrity, Inc.
Luci Messing, Founder, Pima County Education Caucus
Casey Murray, She Wins, We Win coordinator, University of Arizona
Tamara Prime, Chief of Staff, Tucson City Council Member Karin Uhlich
Katherine Spillar, Executive Director, Feminist Majority
Valerie Stanley, Board President, Juneteenth Festival
Victoria Steele, Former State Legislator
Nina Trasoff, Former City Council Member
Karin Uhlich, Tuscon City Council Member
Pat Wiedhopf, Arizona Women’s Political Caucus
Diane Wilson, Chair of Advocacy Committee, YWCA*
Barbara May Wright, AZ Co-Chair, Nation Writers Union Unit #16 UAW #1981
​LIST IN FORMATION
​*For identification purposes only
 
She Wins We Win is a campaign of the Feminist Majority
 
Paid for by Feminist Majority. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. www.feministmajority.org


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For Immediate Release ​CONTACT: Candice Mercer candice@feministmajority.org 310-556-2500​
October 12, 2016​ ​ duVergne Gaines duvergnegaines@feministmajority.org 323.459.7259
Reposted with permission 10-11-16.
 
Statement of Katherine Spillar
Executive Director, Feminist Majority
 
“Women have the power to determine the outcome of the 2016 presidential and U.S. Senate race in Arizona. More women than men will be voting and if current trends hold, the election is likely to have the largest gender gap in history – reaching a 15-point or larger difference between women and men in their choice for our nation’s political leadership. The Feminist Majority enthusiastically supports Hillary Clinton for President and Ann Kirkpatrick for U.S. Senate. And here’s why.
 
“The make-up of the Supreme Court – currently split 4 to 4 on fundamental issues of women’s equality – is at stake. Hillary Clinton will appoint, and Ann Kirkpatrick will approve, Justices who will defend women’s rights. Trump has said he will appoint Justices who are in the mold of Antonin Scalia who McCain has praised and who was one of the most extreme conservative voices on the court opposing women’s and civil rights.
 
“Hillary Clinton and Ann Kirkpatrick will fight for women’s health and reproductive rights including access to contraception and abortion. Trump has said women should be punished for abortion. McCain has repeatedly voted to oppose women’s access to contraception.
 
“Hillary Clinton and Ann Kirkpatrick have fought to protect Social Security and prohibit lowering benefits – benefits that are often the only source of income for older women. Trump and McCain would privatize Social Security – allowing Wall Street to gamble with women’s older years.
 
“Hillary Clinton and Ann Kirkpatrick have been leaders in efforts to end violence against women. Hillary has pledged to fight to expand the federal law prohibiting domestic abusers from possessing guns and to fight the epidemic of sexual violence against women in college.
 
“The Access Hollywood video tells us all we need to know about what Donald Trump thinks about sexual assault against women. What’s more, we are not shocked, because repeated press accounts over the past months reported on similar behavior and comments by Mr. Trump. On Monday, USA Today reported that “… at least 20 separate lawsuits accuse Trump and managers at his companies of discriminating against women, ignoring sexual harassment complaints and even participating in the harassment themselves.” And then there’s Mr. Trump’s comments about Mexicans, Muslims, a disabled reporter, and the Central Park Five.
 
So, when we hear Republican Senate candidate John McCain say he is “offended” by the videotaped comments and can “no longer support Mr. Trump” – we want to know “Mr. McCain – what took you so long?”
 
“On equal pay for women, worker’s rights and workplace equality, LGBTQ equality, immigration reform and climate change – we know that Hillary Clinton and Ann Kirkpatrick are leaders. We urge ALL Arizona citizens – and especially Arizona women – to vote for Hillary Clinton for President and Ann Kirkpatrick for US Senate.”
 
She Wins We Win is a campaign of the Feminist Majority
 
Paid for by Feminist Majority. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. www.feministmajority.org

Reposted 10-11-16 from Feminist Majority press Release with permission.
The AZ State NOW website may contain advertisements for third parties or political ads. The advertisements on the AZ State NOW website should be labeled “advertisement” or “sponsored.” The AZ State NOW does not explicitly or implicitly endorse third parties in exchange for advertising and advertising does not influence content or actions.

Arizona Women Leaders to Sound the Alarm at Press Conference October 12:
Trump and McCain a Danger to Women
Women Leaders in Arizona join effort to turn out women’s votes for Hillary Clinton for President and Ann Kirkpatrick for U.S. Senate
For Immediate Release​​ CONTACT:  Candice Mercer
October 5, 2016​ candice@feministmajority.org
310-556-2500​​
**Media Advisory**
 
Arizona Women Leaders to Sound the Alarm at Press Conference October 12:
Trump and McCain a Danger to Women
Women Leaders in Arizona join effort to turn out women’s votes for Hillary Clinton for President and Ann Kirkpatrick for U.S. Senate
 
Women have the power to determine the outcome of the presidential and U.S. Senate race in Arizona. A coalition of women leaders has come together under the banner of She Wins, We Win campaign to announce plans for mobilizing the largest women’s vote in history to move forward progress for women.
 
The unprecedented coalition of women leaders is working to make sure voters know what is at stake in both the Presidential and U.S. Senate race in Arizona, and to sound the alarm on the dangers a Trump presidency would pose to women. The outcome of this election will determine our nation’s policies impacting women’s rights for the next 40 years: the make-up of the Supreme Court; access to reproductive healthcare including abortion and birth control; pay equality; paid family and medical leave; passage of the Equal Rights Amendment; civil rights; LGBT rights; the ability of our nation to deal with climate change; immigration reform; and reducing violence including sexual assault and gun violence.
 
WHAT: ​She Wins, We Win press conference featuring Arizona women leaders
**Spanish speakers will be available for interviews
 
WHEN: ​Wednesday, October 12, 2016
10:00 AM
 
WHERE:​ United Food and Commercial Workers 2401 N. Central Ave. 2nd Floor​Phoenix, AZ 85004
 
WHO:​ Catherine Alonzo, Special Advisor, Equality Arizona
Jovanna Anzaldua, She Wins, We Win coordinator, Arizona State University
Allie Bones, MSW, Advocate Against Violence Against Women
Carol Comito, Co-chair, Fountain Hills Liberal Ladies
Teresa D’Asaro, Co-Chair, UFCW Women’s Network Executive Committee
Rebekah Friend, Executive Director/Secretary Treasurer, Arizona AFL-CIO
Alejandra Gomez, Interim Executive Director, Living United for Change in Arizona*
Jodi Liggett, VP of Public Affairs, Planned Parenthood Advocates Arizona*
Cheri L. McCracken, Esq., Plaintiff’s Employment Attorney
Sheila Ogea, Policy Spokesperson, Arizona NOW
Kat Sabine, Director, NARAL Pro-Choice Arizona
Katherine Spillar, Executive Director, Feminist Majority
​Xanthia Walker, Board Member, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona*
Alicia Woodbury, She Wins, We Win coordinator, Arizona State University
​LIST IN FORMATION
​​*For identification purposes only
 
She Wins We Win is a campaign of the Feminist Majority
 
Paid for by Feminist Majority. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. www.feministmajority.org


The AZ State NOW website may contain advertisements for third parties or political ads. The advertisements on the AZ State NOW website should be labeled “advertisement” or “sponsored.” The AZ State NOW does not explicitly or implicitly endorse third parties in exchange for advertising and advertising does not influence content or actions.

Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell should be ashamed of themselves. Their failure to renounce their endorsements of Donald Trump disqualifies them from any semblance of leadership. 


10.08.2016
Reposted 10.10.16 from NOW Media Center on AZNOW.org
Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell should be ashamed of themselves. Their failure to renounce their endorsements of Donald Trump disqualifies them from any semblance of leadership. They’re letting women down by not rejecting a presidential nominee who boasts of his exploits as a sexual predator. They’re letting the GOP down by surrendering every scrap of principle and moral authority represented by the party of Lincoln for fear of losing votes energized by Donald Trump’s hate speech.
As Speaker of the House and Senate Majority Leader, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell have an obligation not only to members of their caucus or supporters of their politics, but to every citizen of our democracy who depends on the nation’s leaders to actually lead. Anything short of unconditional rejection of Donald Trump’s candidacy will be seen as an expression of support—and the height of shameful, irredeemable cynicism.
Contact
M.E. Ficarra , press@now.org , 951-547-1241 
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Reposted 10.10.16 from NOW Media Center 

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10-9-16 Presidential Debate Watch Party Inez Casiano NOW Chapter invites members & non-members
Sunday, October 9th 5:30-8:00 pm (Debate Time 6-7:30)
And we get to support a local business! Grace owner of Tuck Shop, is an amazing feminist, host and small business owner – thanks Grace!

Tuck’s Shop 2245 North 12th Street Phoenix, AZ 85012

Wine raffle, bumper stickers yard signs and other campaign fun will be there. Ohhhhh and even some of our favorite candidates, hmmmmmmm.

 

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Feminist Majority’s campaign “She Wins We Win,” is working with Planned Parenthood, Arizona NOW, NARAL Pro-Choice Arizona, NOW and other organizations in Arizona.

 
This post is published with permission 10-3-16
The Feminist Majority is working with Planned Parenthood, Arizona NOW, NARAL Pro-Choice Arizona, NOW and other organizations in Arizona to bring together an unprecedented coalition of women leaders and activists to sound the alarm about this critical election and to help turn out the largest women’s vote in history for Hillary and Ann.
Celebrated feminist actors Kate Burton (Vice President Sally Washington on the hit ABC series Scandal) and Anabeth Gish (also a regular on Scandal and many other beloved television series) will be joining us along with other leaders in the Phoenix area.
Our Phoenix She Wins We Win event and press conference will be Wednesday, October 12th, 10:00AM at the UFCW located at 2401 N. Central Avenue. [We are scheduled to have a Tucson event and press conference later that afternoon, 2:30PM, location TBA.]
Please let us know if you and any other members or officers will be able to join us. We would be thrilled to have as many of you as possible. If you would like to be listed on our media advisory, please provide your name, title and organization. If you are a non-profit, you may list your title and organization- for identification purposes only.
We hope very much to see you and other members of your organization there!
She Wins We Win is a campaign of the Feminist Majority (SheWinsWeWin.org). As you know, there is so much at stake in the 2016 election — women’s lives and futures are on the ballot. The outcome of the election will determine the majority on the Supreme Court, policies on women’s health and access to abortion, closing the pay gap, raising the minimum wage, securing paid sick and paid family medical leave, ending violence against women including sexual assault on college campuses, college affordability, immigration reform, full LGBTQ rights, stopping gun violence and addressing climate change, and more. We must help to make sure that these and other critical issues of great concern to women stay front and center in this election.
We are reaching out to women leaders from all sectors — elected women, women of color, labor, healthcare and reproductive rights, the law, business, rape and domestic violence, non profit service and advocacy groups, child care and education, and college students— to participate. We invite you to recruit and bring your colleagues, board members and supporters to show a rainbow of broad support by women under one umbrella in a rally-like atmosphere for Hillary and Ann.
We hope very much you will join us – and bring others to attend with you. Thanks so much again.
Best,
duVergne Gaines
National Organizer
She Wins We Win
A project of the Feminist Majority
http://shewinswewin.org
Office: (310) 556-2500
 

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