Today, Women Winning announced the endorsement of five pro-choice women running for state and local offices in 2020.
“Media coverage largely focuses on what’s happening in Washington D.C., but elected officials in our cities, counties, and state play a significant and critical role in putting values into practice,” said Meggie Wittorf, Executive Director of Women Winning. “From responding to the coronavirus pandemic to addressing systemic racism, local and state government policies directly impact our daily lives. We must have our best advocates in elected office at every level — this June, Women Winning is proud to add five powerful pro-choice women running for state and local offices to our formidable slate of 2020 candidates. In the August Primary and again in November, we will elect pro-choice women up and down the ballot.”
Women Winning is proud to endorse five pro-choice women running for state and local offices in 2020:
Laurie Halverson, County Board, Dakota County District 3
Amáda Márquez Simula, Mayor, Columbia Heights
Alfreda Daniels, City Council, Brooklyn Center
Jen McEwen, Minnesota Senate, District 7
Liz Reyer, Minnesota House of Representatives, District 51B
Women Winning’s endorsement program centers on competitive districts for pro-choice women candidates with the goal of electing a truly representative government and creating a more equitable, just Minnesota. Endorsed candidates come from communities across the state and represent a diverse range of backgrounds and lived experiences. Women Winning’s June endorsements are in addition to 77 pro-choice women already endorsed in 2020, and the organization will continue to make endorsements throughout this election cycle. Women Winning is organizing to ensure pro-choice women win up and down the ballot in the August 11th Primary and the November 3rd General Election.