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Lucille Roybal-Allard and Joyce Beatty Help Lead New Campaign to “Elect Democratic Women”

Lucille Roybal-Allard and Joyce Beatty Help Lead New Campaign to “Elect Democratic Women”

Despite women making up 51% of the population, only one in five are Members of Congress. To address this disparity, a group of female lawmakers in the House, including Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) and Joyce Beatty (D-OH), have launched Elect Democratic Women -- a new PAC formed to elect more pro-choice Democratic women to Congress and to build a base of support to ensure female incumbents are re-elected in the years to come. The new PAC will raise funds for women in the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's “Red to Blue” program -- which is an effort to flip Republican districts. The slate of candidates the new PAC is supporting including Lauren Underwoodwho is running in Illinois’ 14th District. Congresswoman Lois Frankel (D-FL) will Chair the program. And in addition to Roybal-Allard and Beatty, the campaign’s founding members also include Congresswomen Julia Brownley (D-CA)Cheri Bustos (D-IL), Katherine Clark (D-MA), and Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH). Each of the seven Founders is either contributing or raising $5,000 to help cover initial costs associated with starting the PAC. More here.

Google CEO Heads to Congress This Week

Google CEO Heads to Congress This Week

First Asian American Solicitor General Both in the Spotlight and Shadow

First Asian American Solicitor General Both in the Spotlight and Shadow