Hillary for Kentucky Launches Kentucky Women for Hillary

Updated 2 years ago Edited from a Press Release
Hillary for Kentucky Launches Kentucky Women for Hillary
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Louisville, KY - Hillary for Kentucky announced its Kentucky Women for Hillary team – a group of civic, business, and community leaders endorsing and supporting Hillary Clinton’s candidacy. 

Kentucky Women for Hillary members will participate in our campaign as volunteers, community event hosts, and more.

 

Hillary Clinton has been a friend, mentor, and role model for compassionate service in my life,” said Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. “Women have made tremendous progress in Kentucky and across the country in expanding opportunity, but there are still many barriers to break down. Hillary will fight to break every barrier holding us back and build ladders of opportunity in their place, and she is the only candidate with the experience and real plans to get things done. Hillary has spent her life fighting for women and children in the United States and across the world, and I am proud to support her as our next president.”

 

“As first lady, Hillary Clinton fought for and secured health care coverage for 8 million children,” said former Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen. “It wasn't an easy fight, and she got knocked down, but she got back up and delivered results for some of our most vulnerable children. I'm supporting Hillary because she will continue fighting for our children. She is going to invest in our schools so all children have the opportunity to receive a quality education, no matter what ZIP code they live in, by placing quality teachers in every classroom and repairing our crumbling schools.”

 

Hillary Clinton has a record of fighting for women and girls:

 

·         After graduating from Yale Law School, Hillary did not go to work for a prestigious law firm. Instead, she became an advocate for women, families, and children. She went to work at the Children’s Defense Fund, where she helped expand access to education for children with disabilities.

·         As first lady of Arkansas, she helped start Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families.

·         As first lady of the United States, Hillary was a staunch advocate for women and children’s issues. She led the U.S. delegation to the U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, where she proclaimed that “women’s rights are human rights.” She also advocated for the Family and Medical Leave Act, which provides leave for new parents or those with a sick loved one, and she worked to increase funding for child care.

·         As senator from New York, Hillary championed access to emergency contraception and voted in favor of strengthening a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions. She also championed the Paycheck Fairness Act and co-sponsored the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in an effort to achieve equal pay and help close the wage gap.

·         As secretary of state, Hillary made women’s rights a cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy. She created the now-permanent position of ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues and helped launch the first U.S. strategy on women, peace, and security. She also advanced women’s economic empowerment, championed programs to prevent and respond to gender-based violence, and spearheaded public-private partnerships to improve the status of women and girls.

“This phenomenal group of women leaders from across Kentucky forms the backbone of our campaign,” said Hillary for Kentucky State Director Elizabeth Cantrell. “Their support means the world to our campaign, and we know they will have our back in the days leading up to the Kentucky Democratic presidential primary and beyond.”

 

Kentucky Women for Hillary Members include:

 

Alison Lundergan Grimes, Secretary of State

Amirage Saling, Grassroots Supporter

Angela Evans, Councilwoman

Ashley Miller, former candidate for State House

Attica Scott, former Councilwoman

Audrey Haydon, former candidate for State House

Barbara Shanklin, Councilwoman

Brandy Bailey, Grassroots Supporter

Carolyn Tandy, Grassroots Supporter

Cheri Bryant Hamilton, Councilwoman

Crit Luallen, former Lieutenant Governor

Dee H. Caudill, Grassroots Supporter

Dolores Delahanty, Grassroots Supporter

Elaine Farris, former Interim Commissioner of Education

Gretchen Hunt, former candidate for State House

Iris Samson, Grassroots Supporter

Jacquline Coleman, former candidate for State House

Jeanette Stevens, Councilwoman

Jennifer Moore, Grassroots Supporter

Jennifer J. RoBards, Grassroots Supporter

Joni Jenkins, State Representative

Karen McCord, Grassroots Supporter

Kecia Copeland, Councilwoman

Kelly Flood, State Representative

Leslie Freeman, Grassroots Supporter

Marianne Butler, Councilwoman

Mary Lou Marzian, State Representative

Olivia Anne Morris Fuchs, Grassroots Supporter

Pam Smith Wright, Councilwoman

Patricia Bell, Councilwoman

Priscilla Johnson, Grassroots Supporter

Rita Smart, State Representative

Sharon Brinkley, Grassroots Supporter

Tanya Seabrooks, Councilwoman

Vicki Aubrey Welch, Councilwoman

Wanda Mitchell Smith, Grassroots Supporter

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