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The Feminist Majority Political Action Committee and the National Organization for Women (NOW) Political Action Committee announced their endorsement of New York Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney for appointment to the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton Thursday. Clinton (D-NY), is currently one of just 16 women serving in the Senate.
Congresswoman Maloney has served in Congress for 16 years and has also served as a New York City Councilwoman. She chairs the Joint Economic Committee of the House and Senate and the Financial Institutions Subcommittee of the House’s Financial Services Committee. She is also a senior member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Maloney has done key work on feminist issues including family and medical leave, processing of rape kits, reproductive health issues, and working to end gender apartheid in Afghanistan.
Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal commented on the endorsement in a press release:"I have worked with many legislators over the course of several decades. Congresswoman Maloney gets things done whether in the majority or the minority. She is an effective legislator who never takes no for an answer when it comes to fighting for women of the world or the citizens of New York."