Up for re-election this year is Senator Patty Murray, a strong feminist advocate for the people of Washington State since 1992. A firm believer that “every issue is a women’s issue,” Murray has been using her power in the Senate to advance legislation that will provide millions of women with healthcare services “when they need it – without being charged extra, without asking permission, and without politicians interfering.” She has co-sponsored the Equality Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act, and has openly supported Planned Parenthood by speaking at rallies and events across the country. If re-elected, Murray will continue to be a champion in the fight for a woman’s right to control their own bodies and will continue to push for “providing federal assistance to all victims of domestic violence, including immigrants, Native Americans, as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) individuals.”
Murray has been involved in public service since she was told by a state representative in the 1980s that she “couldn’t make a difference,” and has been proving doubters wrong by working for the people ever since. After a period of time serving on the Shoreline School Board, Murray was elected to the Washington State Senate in 1988, where she focused her resources on education and children’s issues. She was famously dubbed “the mom in tennis shoes” when she first ran for the senate seat in 1992, “the year of the woman.” Senator Patty Murray is now running for re-election for her fifth term in the U.S. Senate, and NOW PAC is thrilled to be working with her again to continue our work for women’s rights.
For more information about Patty Murray, see her campaign website at pattymurray.com