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March 14, 2019

Liuba Grechen Shirley formally launched Vote Mama, a PAC focused on helping moms run for office.

Although Liuba did not defeat the odious Republican Peter King (NY-02) in November's election, she waged a strong fight and did score a major victory for parents who would like to run for office:

The Federal Election Commission has ruled that federal candidates can use campaign funds to pay for child care costs that result from time spent running for office.

On Thursday, the FEC ruled unanimously, 4-0, in favor of New York Democratic House candidate Liuba Grechen Shirley.

https://www.npr.org/2018/05/10/610099506/fec-says-that-candidates-can-use-campaign-funds-for-child-care

Here are some details about the new PAC:

Women, and particularly moms of young children, face unique challenges when running for office. Especially in those critical early months, moms face increased scrutiny from donors, establishment institutions, and the public. There are many PACs that focus on electing women— but Vote Mama is the only one focused solely on electing moms.


https://www.votemama.org/our-story?fbclid=IwAR3kwh-scVnBF4QzAOtpaudC0wpAq0Ltv7-kncIV8AbtqFni4PopAgsZbZI

Special guests at the official launch last night included New York’s Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and Hillary Clinton.


March 4, 2019

Hillary Clinton receives award at Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee Unity Breakfast

SELMA, Ala. —
Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton received the International Unity Award at the Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King Unity Breakfast in Selma, Alabama Sunday morning.

The breakfast was one of the events during the annual Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee.

Clinton was also inducted into the National Voting Rights Museum Women’s Hall of Fame.

Others in attendance at the breakfast were Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT), Sen Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Rev. Jesse Jackson.

https://www.wvtm13.com/article/hillary-clinton-receives-award-at-selma-bridge-crossing-jubilee-unity-breakfast/26609140

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