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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NOW’s purpose is to take action through intersectional grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life.


In an effort to make a difference in Arizona, AZ NOW wants to encourage our members and friends to become more actively involved in our community and state government by educating them about what our legislators are doing. Following is an important issue!

 

2016 United States NOW PAC

& ARIZONA NOW PAC ENDORSEMENTS

 

United States (US) Races

National NOW/PAC has made the following endorsements. For Arizona
candidates they are based on AZ NOW PAC’s recommendations:
US President: Hillary Clinton
US Senate: Ann Kirkpatrick
US House CD 2: Victoria Steele
US House CD 9: Kyrsten Sinema
 

Arizona Legislative Races

Dist. 2 Senate: Andrea Dalessandro
House: Daniel Hernández Jr.
Dist. 6 Senate: Nikki Check Bagley
Dist. 8 House: Carmen Casillas
Dist. 9 House: Pamela Powers Hannley
House: Randall Friese
Dist. 10 Senate: David Bradley
House: Kirsten Engel
Dist. 11 Senate: Ralph Atchue
Dist. 15 House: Brandon Dwyer
Dist. 16 Senate: Scott Prior
House: Cara Prior
House: Sharon Stinard
Dist. 18 Senate: Sean Bowie
House: Denise Epstein
Dist. 21 House: Deanna Rasmussen-Lacotta
Dist. 23 House: Tammy Caputi
Dist. 24 Senate: Katie Hobbs
House: Lela Alston
House: Ken Clark
Dist. 25 House: Kathleen Rahn
Dist. 26 House: Celeste Plumlee
Dist. 27 Senate: Maritza Miranda Saenz
Dist. 28 Senate: Eric Meyer
House: Kelli Butler
Dist. 29 Senate: Martín Quezada
 

Other Endorsements

MARICOPA COUNTY RACES

Maricopa County Board of Directors, Special Healthcare District No. 1: Jana Lynn Granillo
Maricopa County Superintendent of Schools: Michelle Robertson

SCHOOL BOARD RACES

Creighton School District Governing Board: Jeanne Casteen
Creighton School District Governing Board: Amy McSheffrey
Mesa Unified School District Governing Board: Kiana Maria Sears
Phoenix Union High School District Governing Board: Lela Alston
 

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For NOW,
Sheila Ogea
AZ NOW Policy Spokesperson soaznow@gmail.com; 480-277-7732 (c)
AZ National Organization for Women PO Box 254, Tempe, AZ 85285

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.

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As welcome as monsoon rain in the Sonoran desert, the AZ NOW PAC showers the Valley thirsty for feminist voter guidance

Women’s votes will decide the future

8.4.2016 – Kathryn Baumgardner, AZ NOW PAC Coordinator, released the second set of endorsements for the upcoming primary election.
Based on answers to our survey, AZ NOW PAC endorses:
MICHELLE ROBERTSON – Maricopa County Superintendent of Schools
KIANA MARIA SEARS – Mesa Unified School District Governing Board
ANDREA DALESSANDRO – LD 2 State Senate
NIKKI CHECK BAGLEY – LD 6 State Senate
DAVID BRADLEY – LD 10 State Senate
RALPH ATCHUE – LD 11 State Senate
SCOTT PRIOR – LD 16 State Senate
SEAN BOWIE – LD 18 State Senate
KATIE HOBBS  – LD 24 State Senate
ERIC MEYER- LD 28 State Senate
MARTÍN QUEZADA – LD 29 State Senate
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
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
KATHLEEN RAHN  – LD 25 State Representative
CELESTE PLUME – LD 26 State Representative
KELLI BUTLER – LD 28 State Representative
The Arizona heat is not the only source of a mirage that has left voters in a haze. Candidates are fiercely fighting for their primary victories, leaving voters and the issues behind. The AZ NOW PAC offers a tall glass of water with its second round of endorsements. On Wednesday, August 3rd, early voting began for the Primary Election. AZ NOW’s members and others educated by the AZ NOW PAC endorsement process can rely on the rigorous questions on a broad feminist agenda that includes reproductive rights and justice, economic justice, ending violence against women, racial justice, LBGTQIA rights, and constitutional equality. This second round of feminist freedom fighters and up-and-comers listed here supports 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.
National NOW has endorsed Victoria Steele for CD 2. This endorsement is based on the AZ NOW PAC federal candidate endorsement survey and resulting recommendation.
Contact: Kathryn Baumgardner, nowpac.az@gmail.com, 602-430-9454
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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.

2016 AZ NOW PAC Statewide Candidate Survey
Welcome to the AZ NOW PAC endorsement process!
TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION:

  1. online via google survey link above
  2. print the completed pdf survey (from link) and mail to:
    NOW PAC AZ c/o Kathryn Baumgardner P.O. Box 45558 Phoenix, AZ 85064
  3. email completed survey to: nowpac.az@gmail.com

The National Organization for Women is a grassroots feminist organization. The strength of our endorsement lies with the support and enthusiasm that our members bring to the campaigns of candidates endorsed by NOW PAC. http://nowpac.org/category/latest-news/
All Arizona candidates seeking AZ NOW endorsement must fill out this application first to be considered for the AZ NOW PAC & AZ NOW Board. Some candidates may have a follow-up interview. Find out more at the NOW website: http://nowpac.org/endorsements-process/
Thank you for running for office! Aside from the obvious benefits of running for office, YOU are providing a model for young women to be a part of our democratic process.
On behalf of the AZ NOW Board and AZ NOW PAC, I wish you every success in your feminist campaign.
Kathryn Baumgardner, AZ NOW PAC Coordinator 2015-2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    
 

AZ NOW PAC just turned up the heat as

women’s votes will decide the future.

Phoenix, Arizona, June 3, 2016 – Today, Kathryn Baumgardner, AZ NOW PAC Coordinator, released the first set of endorsements for the upcoming election.
Based on answers to our survey, AZ NOW PAC endorses: Lela Alston – PUHSD Governing School Board & LD 24 House Representative * Ken Clark LD 24 House Representative * Jeanee Casteen – Creighton Governing School Board  * Amy McSheffrey – Creighton Governing School Board * Jana Lynn Granillo – Board of Directors, Maricopa County Special Healthcare District, District 1 * Maritza Miranda Saenz – LD 27 State Senate, Referendum: Stop Corruption Now AZ.
The heat is on and AZ NOW’s membership vows to fight fire with the hottest weapons – their social media prowess and their vote. The campaign e-trail will begin aflame with worthy feminist’s freedom fighters, up-and-comers and one fierce campaign worthy of the Arizona NOW PAC Endorsement that are listed here (and more to come). AZ NOW PAC is determined to elect a majority of public officials who are committed to the advancement of women’s rights in all levels of political office.  The AZ NOW PAC bases their endorsement questions on a broad feminist agenda that includes: Reproductive rights and justice, Economic justice, Ending violence against women, Racial justice, LBGT rights, and Constitutional Equality.
National NOW endorses Ann Kirkpatrick for US Senate. This endorsement is based on the AZ NOW PAC federal candidate endorsement survey and resulting recommendation.
Contact: Kathryn Baumgardner, AZ NOW PAC Coordinator, nowpac.az@gmail.com

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