August 27, 2020

Marilyn Strickland for Congress Earns the Sole Endorsement of the National Women’s Political Caucus

Growing, Diverse Coalition of Support from Local and National Leaders for Strickland’s Campaign

TACOMA, WA – In a sign of the growing, diverse coalition of support for Marilyn Strickland’s campaign to represent Washington’s 10th Congressional District, the National Women’s Political Caucus has offered her its sole endorsement.

If elected, Strickland would be the first African American to represent Washington State in Congress, and the first Korean American woman elected to Congress in history. She finished in first place in the August 4 primary election.

“I am honored to have the support of an organization that does so much to train, recruit, and elect change makers around our country,” said Strickland. “I thank the National Women’s Political Caucus for their support of our campaign and for all they do. Through their tireless work, they have helped so many progressive pro-choice women get in the arena, make their voices heard, and serve the public. I look forward to serving the South Sound in Congress and fighting for the rights of women everywhere.”

“As a two term Mayor of Tacoma, Marilyn Strickland led efforts to raise the minimum wage and pass paid sick leave, as well as supporting marriage equality and transgender rights, among others. Marilyn was also featured as a guest speaker at the NWPC National training this past weekend, where she talked about the public craving stability – the right to be healthy, happy and safe in one’s own home and community – with authentic leadership that’s proven in working collaboratively with its people,” said Cathy Allen, National Vice-President of the NWPC.

“As a two-term Mayor of Tacoma and CEO of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, Marilyn Strickland has a deep knowledge of the many layers of government and how business intersects. She will hit the ground running on behalf of constituents from Shelton to Olympia and Tacoma – working to build an economy that works for everyone, lowering healthcare costs and leading efforts to invest in affordable housing,” said Emily Wicks, President of NWPC-WA.

The National Women’s Political Caucus is a multi-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to increasing women’s participation in the political process. NWPC recruits, trains and supports pro-choice women candidates for elected and appointed offices at all levels of government.

The endorsement by the National Women’s Political Caucus highlights the growing, diverse coalition of support for Strickland’s campaign following her strong first-place finish in the August 4 primary. Among the local and national leaders and organizations supporting her campaign for Congress are: the Congressional Black Caucus PAC; U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer; U.S. Representative Suzan DelBene; former Washington State Representative Kristine Reeves; Victoria Woodards, Mayor of Tacoma; the Collective PAC; the Higher Heights for America PAC; the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists – Puget Sound Chapter; Democrats for Diversity and Inclusion; the CAPA21 PAC; Asian-American Action Fund; the AAPI Victory Fund; the Korean-American Democratic Committee; the Asian Americans for Good Government PAC; the Korean Americans for Organizing Fund; the Vietnamese Community of Tacoma Pierce County; former Washington Governors Christine Gregoire and Gary Locke; former Presidential candidate Andrew Yang; former Seattle Mayor Norm Rice; and former King County Executive and Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ron Sims. Strickland has also earned the endorsements of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 612 and 302, the Seafarers International Union, and the Sailors Union of the Pacific. You can view the full list of endorsements here.

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