For Immediate Release 5/20/16
Contact: Parke Skelton 626-535-9616
The National Organization for Women (NOW), California is the latest high profile progressive organization to endorse Laura Friedman for State Assembly in AD43.
Founded 50 years ago as the grassroots arm of the women’s movement, NOW is the nation’s largest and most recognized feminist organization.
NOW joins the National Women’s Political Caucus, Women’s Political Committee, Emily’s List, Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project Los Angeles, California Women’s List and the Democratic Women’s Legislative Caucus in endorsing Laura Friedman.
NOW’s endorsement comes as the number of women in the California Legislature is at the lowest level in a decade at just over 25%, with the number expected to shrink after this election cycle.
Laura Friedman has been a lifelong feminist whose earliest memories include attending rallies for the Equal Rights Amendment with her mother. As a member of the Assembly, Laura Friedman will fight for pay equity for women, access to affordable child care and paid family leave.
Just last week, Friedman received the most significant endorsement in AD43 when outgoing Assemblymember Mike Gatto announced his support for Friedman.
May 20, 2016