Donna Edwards (MD-04) - Alongside of other activism projects, the Congresswoman co-founded and served as the first executive director of the National Network to End Domestic Violence. As a trailblazing advocate for women, Congresswoman Edwards is dedicated to bettering the lives of her fellow Marylanders. Currently in Congress, she serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee as well as the Science & Technology Committee.
Niki Tsongas (MA-03) - Congresswoman Tsongas has raised a family, practiced law, & served as a dean of a community college in MA. As a strong, professional woman, Congresswoman Tsongas started Lowell, MA’s first all-female law practice & has since championed for women’s issues & women’s rights. Niki is the first woman to serve in Congress from MA in 25 years, and her work in the House Armed Services Committee as well as the Natural Resources Committee is innovative and effective.
Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) - Congresswoman Johnson is known as a highly effective legislator that can work across the aisle to truly make change. In addition to authoring & co-authoring 187 pieces of passed legislation, Congresswoman Johnson is an advocate for global human rights & keeps the rights of women at the top of her priority list. She is a champion for her constituents & persons around the globe. She is an expert on foreign policy, & works hard to make positive changes in this…
Angela Zimmann (OH-05) - Zimmann has a history of public service & has worked tirelessly for the benefit of her Ohio community. She is a former President of the NW Ohio School Board Association & was twice elected to the Lake Erie Educational Service Center Board. Angela is also a minister, an engineer, and a professor at Bowling Green State University. She is ready to harness her passion, strength, & work ethic to benefit the constituents of Ohio’s 5th District.
Elaine Marshall (Secretary of State, NC) - Honorable Elaine Marshall became the 1st woman elected to statewide executive office in NC in 1996 when she won the election for NC Secretary of State. She was previously an attorney, state Senator, small business owner, & teacher. Elaine has brought vast progress to NC & works hard to continue this progress on a daily basis. Marshall received national attention for her modernization of the Secretary of State office.
Nita Lowey (NY-17) - Congresswoman Nita Lowey was elected to Congress in 1989 and has been serving her constituents ever since. Born and raised in New York, the Congresswoman is loyal to her home state and works tirelessly to protect her constituents and all citizens of New York. Nita is also a strong advocate for women’s issues and always votes in favor of women’s rights.
Ann McLane Kuster (NH-02) - During the presidential campaigns for President Obama and John Kerry, McLane Kuster served on the New Hampshire steering committees. In addition to her work with the New Hampshire Women for Obama, Kuster also has extensive experience as a lobbyist advocating issues for clients such as the Dartmouth Medical School. Politically, Kuster supports a woman’s right to choose, equal rights and is ready to fight for her cause in Congress.
Teresa Hensley (MO-04) - Teresa Hensley has served as Cass County Prosecutor since 2005, Teresa knows that putting partisanship in front of principle leads nowhere. She has worked hard to defeat crime, especially crime that disproportionately affects women. Her work to end domestic violence did not go unnoticed throughout the state of Missouri. As a life-long resident of Cass County, Teresa is ingrained with Missouri’s values & is prepared to represent those in Congress.
Tarryl Clark (MN-08) - Former Minnesota State Senator Tarryl Clark is pursuing a seat in the United States House of Representatives as a committed advocate of women’s equality and justice for all. Tarryl works to put Minnesotans back to work as the national co-chair of Jobs21. Moreover, she is dedicated to her community by volunteering with at-risk teens, senior citizens, veterans, women, and children.
Janet Cowell (Treasurer, NC) - Janet Cowell has been serving as NC’s State Treasurer since 2008. Prior to winning this position, Cowell served as a member of the Raleigh City Council & then in the NC State Senate. Cowell places an incredible importance on service to others. Most recently, Cowell has agreed to oversee the State Health Plan, recognizing an opportunity to provide enhanced governance and accountability of critical health benefits to the 650,000 members in NC.
Gwen Moore (WI-04) - Congresswoman Moore is a dedicated fighter for civil rights. She consistently speaks on behalf of all women in the country. The Congresswoman was recently elected Democratic Co-Chair of the Congressional Women’s Caucus through which she can provide further support of pro-woman legislation. Aside from her impeccable record regarding women’s rights, Congresswoman Moore advocates better conditions for veterans, students, & families of the middle class.
Kelda Roys (WI-02) - WI Representative Roys has been a true leader. After receiving her J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School, Representative Roys was committed to a career in law & public service. She served 4 years as Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin & has had a flawless voting record when it comes to protecting a woman’s choice. Representative Roys has served her constituents for two terms & was elected to chair the Assembly Democratic Caucus.
Sue Thorn (WV-01) - A member of West Virginia’s 1st district, Thorn worked with Organizing for America to promote and support President Obama’s legislative agenda. She is a true proponent of change and wants to return America to the strong and secure country of her youth. Thorn recognizes that the middle class is suffering and is ready to put an end to this hardship. As a proponent of equal access to affordable healthcare, Thorn prioritizes women’s healthcare as well.
Tomeka Hart (TN-09) - As a long time advocate of education, Tomeka is always finding new ways to serve her community. She is currently the 54th president & CEO of the Memphis Urban League, & is the 1st female to hold the position since the organization was founded. In addition to her position as president of the MUL, Ms. Hart has served on several education commissions, councils, & committees. Tomeka is also an advocate for women’s rights & health.
Missa Eaton (PA-03) - Missa has been an educator for the past 15 years & currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Penn State Shenango. Missa sees firsthand the detrimental effects of a struggling economy of graduating students & their families, & is prepared to work hard to bring change. Missa can relate to her constituents & will not let their voice go unheard. She is an avid supporter of women’s rights & issues, & will carry these passions to the city of Washington.
Joyce Healy-Abrams (OH-08) - Joyce Healy-Abrams is a highly successful entrepreneur with a passionate commitment for civic engagement. Joyce has served countless hours on boards for diabetes research and children’s causes. In addition, she has had a special focus on women’s issues. Joyce was a Trustee for Planned Parenthood in Ohio and was an Inaugural Member for Women & Philanthropy at Ohio State University. NWPC is excited to endorse a woman with such strong capabilities and dedication.