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Hillary for Wisconsin on Sept. 7 announced the launch of Wisconsin Women for Hillary, a statewide coalition of “women uniting around Hillary Clinton’s record of fighting for women and girls her entire career.”
“Hillary knows that America is strong when a woman is positioned to make her best contribution to our country and when our daughters and granddaughters know their ambition must stop at nothing, even to serve as president of the United States,” said former Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton in a news release. “Her record of leading the fight to empower women and girls speaks for itself. Hillary will be a true champion for women’s rights in the White House, and I’m proud to join Wisconsin Women for Hillary in supporting her historic candidacy.”
U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin also issued a statement: “We’ve come so far in expanding opportunity for women and securing fundamental rights, but Hillary Clinton knows that our fight is far from over.We need a leader who grasps the importance of closing the pay gap, of making paid family leave a reality and protecting a woman’s right to make her own healthcare decisions — Donald Trump is on the wrong side of all these issues. The enthusiasm from women across the state tells me one thing: we will be sending Hillary Clinton to the White House this fall to continue fighting for women and girls.”
The effort also involves U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore of Milwaukee, who said, “The choice for Wisconsin women is clear: we can either elect someone with a record of disrespect for women or someone who has spent their career helping women shatter the barriers that hold them back. She’s the champion we need in the White House for the issues that touch our lives each day, from raising the minimum wage, to expanding access to health care, or closing the pay gap. It’s an honor to join women across the state in helping Hillary Clinton shatter a barrier this fall.”
Events were taking place across the state on Sept. 7 and Sept. 8.