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Rosemary Camposano 650 740-5544
Stacy Mason 650 793-3556
WomenCountPAC Comes Out With a BANG on July 4th:
Group to Relaunch as MoveOn for Women
San Francisco, CA -- July 3, 2008 – Using MoveOn as its model, WomenCount PAC is asking members to weigh in on the issues, candidates and agendas for the future. In an e-mail describing the Fourth of July as an opportunity “to make your own declaration,” the group is urging members to cast a vote for the issues that matter most.
“It's up to you. Is fighting sexism and gender bias at the top of your list? Do we need to change the discriminatory nominating process? Should we turn our attention to electing more women to office? Tell us what you think at womencountpac.com”, the letter challenges.
“This historic primary election changed the conversation for women in this country. The passion and energy that has been ignited has created a new movement,” said Stacy Mason, executive director of the PAC that made an unprecedented impact on the awareness of gender bias through a series of full-page ads in the New York Times, USA Today and regional papers in the last weeks of the Democratic primary race. “To understand the direction we’re headed, think MoveOn for women.”
WomenCountPAC will begin a series of polls among existing members as well as the general public to ask for direction on where to put resources in the days and months to come. The group will publish the results of these polls on its site and begin working on ads, forums, and key-influencer campaigns to apply pressure where members ask for it.
“We love the idea of engaging our members and inviting new members in to voice THEIR opinions to help us develop our activism landscape going forward,” stated Amy Rao, one of the founders of WomenCountPAC. “So many critical issues have come into sharp focus during this historic primary season. And these are not women’s issues, these are issues every man, woman and child in America should be concerned about. We are fired up and ready to go!”
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. So far in the 2008 election cycle, WomenCount has run a series of ads related to the presidential campaign and made contributions to several women candidates for Congress.
Contributions to WomenCount PAC are not tax-deductible. Contributions will be used in federal elections, and are subject to federal law regarding prohibited sources and limits. Contributions to WomenCount PAC are limited to $5,000 per calendar year and contributions from corporations and labor unions are prohibited. Federal law requires us to use our best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation and name of employer of individuals whose contributions exceed $200 in a calendar year.
Paid for by WomenCount PAC and not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.
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