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.