We are happy to report that the candidates who were endorsed by the NC NOW PAC in the general election did pretty well. More importantly for the future of North Carolina, the veto-proof supermajorities in the NC House and the NC Senate have been broken! The change in the NC House was known by the end of election day, 11/6/18, but it took until 11/19/18 to be sure about the NC Senate.
We evaluated how our endorsed candidates had done on Nov 10, 2018. Since then, the undecided races have been decided, but it is interesting to see which ones were that close, so that information is included with links to articles on what happened. We wish that gerrymandering hadn’t been such a powerful and deciding factor in the Congressional races.
In the NC Senate races, out of 22 endorsements, candidates took 15, lost 7 and one had not been called (Kirk DeViere) District 19, Fayetteville, but he was leading. (Update: Kirk DeViere won! See “Kirk deViere officially wins state Senate seat,” 11/19/18, Fayetteville Observer)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 7, 2018
Contact: Gailya Paliga, President of NC National Organization for Women and NC NOW PAC, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.northcarolinanow.org
NC National Organization for Women (NOW) Announces 2018 General Election PAC Endorsements
Raleigh, N.C. – On Oct 7, Gailya Paliga, president of NC National Organization for Women, announced the organization’s Political Action Committee (PAC) endorsements for statewide offices in the 2018 General Election, and also national NOW PAC’s endorsements in Congress.
NC NOW PAC announced candidate endorsements for the N.C. Supreme Court, N.C. Court of Appeals, and both chambers of the N.C. General Assembly. The national NOW PAC has endorsed 7 federal candidates for Congressional races.
“We are excited to announce our support for candidates who have demonstrated a true commitment to women through their words and/or actions. More women ran this year than before. Our 2018 endorsement list covers a whole page. However, the state and federal NOW PACs endorse based on support for our issues rather than gender of candidates,” said Gailya Paliga, President of NC NC NOW and the NC NOW PAC.
NC NOW is excited to report that the (national) NOW PAC has accepted the recommendations from NC NOW for the following new Congressional candidates in 2018: Linda Coleman (CD 2), DD Adams (CD 5), Dr. Kyle Horton (CD 7), Philip Price (CD 11) and Kathy Manning (CD 13). (CD = Congressional District)
Linda Coleman and Dr. Kyle Horton were endorsed for the 2018 Primary.
NOW PAC already endorsed the following incumbents: Congressman David Price (CD 4) and Congresswoman Alma Adams (CD 12).
That means that NOW PAC endorses 7 Congressional candidates in NC, which is a record.
Here are a few points from the recommendation letters.
DD Adams for Congressional District 5
Women candidates openly embracing issues of concern to women and their families are running in record numbers across the nation, and male candidates are making intensified efforts to address women’s issues. North Carolina is reflecting the national trend.
Lori Bunton and others encourage all to vote. At protest of yet another special session on 8/4/18 at NC Legislative Building in Raleigh Photo Credit: Phil Fonville
NOW PAC is endorsing in four Congressional races for NC’s 2018 primary. The NC NOW PAC continues endorsements from previous years, unless there has been a problem, as with votes against our issues and interests. More interviews and endorsements will be done after the primary on 5/8/18. All legislative seats (NC House and NC Senate) are up for grabs in 2018! Read more about 2018 elections in 2018 election news.