WomenCount Raises $170k in Two Days for HRC Ad
San Francisco, CA – May 14, 2008 – WomenCount, a newly formed political action committee, has received an unanticipated and overwhelming response to an appeal to help fund a full-page ad to run this week in support of Sen. Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
The new PAC was formed this week as a vehicle to fund ads in USA Today, the New York Times, and some regional newspapers. Within 48 hours, WomenCount had received more than $100,000 from women all around the country. Its formation and plans to run the ad were announced through e-mail and phone contact among networks of supporters of Sen. Clinton.
The ad, which will run initially on Friday in USA Today, is designed to represent the voices of millions of women around the country who support Sen. Clinton's presidential campaign and want her to stay in this contest. "We know that when women vote, Democrats win. Now it is the responsibility of our party to hear our voices and count all of our votes."
WomenCount PAC was created to ensure that the 51 percent of American citizens who are women have their values and votes counted in the political process.