MWPC PAC Announces Endorsements For Women Candidates Running For Political Office Across The Commonwealth
Jun 25, 2018 07:43AM
● By Theresa Gilman
Note: the following information was provided by the MWPC.)
BOSTON - The Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus (MWPC) Political Action Committee is poised to announce dozens of endorsements for women seeking election to political office for this fall’s mid-term elections.
The endorsements come as more women are seeking the support of the MWPC, both from its PAC and the organization itself. The mission of the non-partisan organization is to recruit, train and elect qualified, pro-choice women for political office. These endorsements include races for U.S. Congress, State Senate, House of Representatives, and District Attorney.
“This is a record breaking year for women seeking office, as well as for the MWPC endorsement,” said Laurie Martinelli, the MWPC’s Executive Director. “Numbers are up even over last year’s record endorsement of 36 candidates in the fall municipal elections.” The MWPC boasted an 80% success rate in the 2017 municipal elections, as 29 of 36 endorsed candidates won their races for School Committee, Board of Selectmen, City Council and Mayor.
“We have a terrific group of candidates, many of whom stated that they were motivated to run after the 2016 elections. They are highly capable, viable candidates, committed to making positive change happen in communities all across Massachusetts,” said Martinelli.
The MWPC interviewed 40 first-time candidates, from the Berkshires to central Massachusetts and the greater Boston area beginning Monday June 11, 2018. The PAC formally announced endorsements in races such as the MA 7th Congressional District; Suffolk, Middlesex and Berkshire County District Attorney; and the open seat for 1st Franklin District at a press conference on Thursday June 21, 2018. Through these endorsements, the MWPC strives to provide these candidates with a myriad of resources and tools needed to compete, in many cases, against longtime incumbents.