Carol Moseley Braun Receives Planned Parenthood Illinois and Personal PAC Endorsements
January 25, 2011 -‐ -- Carol Moseley Braun’s momentum with women voters continues this week as she has received the endorsement of Planned Parenthood Illinois and Personal PAC. Last week, Moseley Braun received the endorsement of the National Organization of Women. As a public servant, dating back to the 1970’s, Moseley Braun has been a relentless advocate for women’s choice.
Planned Parenthood of Illinois works to ensure that women have access to health care without fear of violence, and a strong sex education program in schools, among other women’s reproductive rights issues.
Moseley Braun feels encouraged by her increasing support and believes it is beneficial for the future of the city, “I am proud to have the support of NOW, Planned Parenthood, and Personal PAC. I have always stood for women’s rights, and I always will. These endorsements are an example of the inclusiveness of our campaign. We face many difficult challenges as a city, but my administration will make it a priority to make City Hall an open and welcome place for every family in every neighborhood. The vision and values of our neighborhoods will be reflected in my administration.”
Moseley Braun has a long history of breaking political barriers for women. As a state legislator, she was instrumental leader on all women's issues, including the ERA. Her passion and perseverance earned her the distinction of being voted the "conscience of the Illinois House of Representatives." She was the first woman to hold a Cook County executive office when she was elected to be the Cook County Recorder of Deeds. As the first and only African American female to the United States Senate, she made history again the first female to serve on the Senate Finance Committee. In the U. S. Senate, Senator Moseley Braun passed the first legislation for women's pension equality, defeated an attempt to add Medicaid co-pay for mammograms, co-sponsored the Violence Against Women Act and passed minority and female set aside standards on construction projects.