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.
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If this political season is the OK Corral of the American Wild West, votes will carve names on the tombstones of political careers

 

AZ NOW PAC takes feminist aim, pulling the trigger on General Election votes

 
9.16.2016 - Today, Kathryn Baumgardner, AZ NOW PAC Coordinator, released the third set of endorsements for the upcoming General Election.
Based on answers to our survey, AZ NOW PAC endorses: Diego Rodriguez – Maricopa County Attorney, Lynné Almy – Phoenix Elementary School District Governing Board, Ericka Nicholes - Roosevelt School Governing Board, Corin Hammond - State Representative LD 11, Michael Muscato – State Senate LD 22, Tonya MacBeth – State Senate LD 15, Barbara McGuire - State Senate LD 8.
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 third 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.
In 1881 women didn’t have the right to vote. Women’s votes will decide the future.
National NOW has endorsed Ann Kirkpatrick for AZ Senate, Raul Grijalva for Congressional District 3, Mikel Weisser for Congressional District 4, Talia Fuentes for Congressional District 5, Ruben Gallego for Congressional District 7 and Kyrsten Sinema for Congressional District 9. These endorsement’s are 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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MujeresPorAnn.@NOWPAC respalda Kirkpatrick para el Senado de Estados Unidos en Arizona tabla de unión Capitán: #NOWporANN ya que el apoyo <3 #MujeresPorAnn el evento! boletos o donaciones
viernes 16/09/16 10:00 am a 11:30 am con LaSen. NY Kirsten Gilibrand en Phoenix
¿Cuánto cuesta un asiento a un costo de mesa? 10 asientos combinados de cualquier $$$$ $$.
Nivel Bronce: $2,500 tabla podría tener cada persona que paga $250, una persona que paga $1,000 con todos los demás que componen la diferencia, una persona que paga todo el $2,500, etc.
¿Cómo debería la gente pagar por un asiento en mi mesa?
Si paga con cheque, el cheque a nombre de "Kirkpatrick para el Senado" y en la sección de notas de escritura "Mujeres por Ann". Si en línea, por favor haga que pagan a través del correspondiente enlace regional única ActBlue:
AZ central: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/centralaz
Norte AZ: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/northernaz
Southern AZ: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/southernaz
Western AZ: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/westernaz
¿Cómo verifico que la gente que estoy invitando a sentarse en mi mesa han pagado?
Hay varias maneras. La primera consiste en un correo electrónico o Stephanie Eric el nombre o nombres de los que hay que añadir a su mesa y qué cantidad que deben esperar. La segunda es que puede introducir los nombres en la hoja de cálculo de Google que tiene un hipervínculo en su correo electrónico de confirmación inicial capitán de la mesa, escribe su contribución prevista en la columna "Pledge", y Eric o Stephanie escribirá en la cantidad que recibieron de la persona en el "A cargo" una vez que se recibe.
capitán de la mesa: #NOWporANN & Kathryn Baumgardner
¿Cómo va a asientos en el trabajo evento?
Las tablas se asignan números y el personal estará a su disposición para dirigir el día del evento.
Gracias de nuevo y por favor no dude con cualquier otra pregunta,
Stephanie D'Ulisse y Eric Chalmers

Women4Ann

Friday, September 16, 2016 10:00am-11:30am Phoenix, Arizona

#NOWforANN

Ticket$ or Donation$

NOW PAC endorses Ann Kirkpatrick for US Senate in Arizona!

Sing with me? These boots were made for walkin'... and that's what we're gonna do... These are THE days these boots WILL INSPIRE A VOTE against you know who! Whoooo Hoooo!
Join Table Captain: #NOWforANN as they support the #WomenforAnn event. Get TICKETS or donate to this fierce feminist candidate. The date is Friday 9-16-16 10:00am-11:30am with special guest New York Senator Kirsten Gilibrand in Phoenix.
WomenForAnn
For more information about all NOW PAC Federal endorsed candidates connect with us here: nowpac.org
To learn more about the event contact Stephanie at (928) 362-8844 or Stephanie@KirkpatrickForSenate.com RE: Table Captain #NOWforANN & Kathryn Baumgardner
 
 


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
 

PLEASE DONATE TO THE AZ NOW PAC!

Our PAC is made up of volunteers who spend many hours creating, sending out, and compiling the results of our candidate surveys. BUT, it costs several hundred dollars to print and mail our endorsements to the 60% of AZ NOW members for whom we have no email addresses. Won't you help support our efforts for the primary and the November elections?
Please give what you can afford-even $5 or $10 would help a great deal!

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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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National Organization for Women - AZ - Political Action Committee (PAC) Federal 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

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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