FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 13, 2014
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NOW Endorses Scott Peters for Congress
Peters is only candidate in CA-52 Backed by Three National Women's Advocacy Groups
San Diego – As the country marks National Women's Health Week, Scott Peters is proud to announce the endorsement of the National Organization for Women Political Action Committee. With more than 500,000 members, NOW is the nation's largest organization advocating for women's health, equality, and economic opportunity.
"We can't have a truly inclusive American Dream without full economic opportunity, protections, and equality for all women. That means equal pay for equal work, freedom from gender discrimination and domestic abuse, and freedom from the government interfering with women’s private health decisions,” Peters said.
“NOW is among the world’s leading advocates for women, and this endorsement shows I’m the candidate in this race who women can trust to stand up for them,” he added. “I'm proud to stand against Tea Party attacks on their basic rights and honored to have their support.”
Peters has been an outspoken supporter of women's rights and equality his entire career. In Congress, he cosponsored the Paycheck Fairness Act to help ensure women receive the same pay as men, was a leader in reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, and has fought for full racial, gender, and LGBT equality.
Peters was also recently endorsed by the Planned Parenthood Action Fund and NARAL Pro-Choice America after receiving 100% ratings on their Congressional scorecards, making him the clear choice of advocates for women's equality and the only candidate in the race who can be counted on to defend and advance women's equality issues.