In the final days before the election, Patsy Keever has gotten a boost in her congressional campaign from feminist icon Gloria Steinem.
Full announcement from Keever for Congress campaign:
If I lived in North Carolina, I would be voting for Representative Patsy Keever for US Congress in North Carolina’s new 10th District. Here’s why: Patsy is a fearless crusader for the health and well-being of women in North Carolina, and she also understands that what affects the female half of our country also transforms our national economy.
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For instance, Patsy’s support of equal pay for women includes the knowledge that equal pay is the biggest economic stimulus this country could have. If women were paid equally with men for comparable work, there would be 200 billion dollars more circulating in the economy. Women would be paid an average $175 more per week – money that they would spend, not send to off-shore tax shelters or invest in companies in China, and that would create jobs for everyone.
We need people in Congress who realize that the economic success of our country, and the success of women in our country are intimately intertwined. We also need more people in Congress like Patsy who will fight to ensure that the policies enacted by our Federal government benefit all of us – men and women, rich, middle-class and poor, old and young. She understands that reproductive freedom not only ensures women that Washington can’t make their most personal decisions for them, it also will improve this country’s record. Right now, it has the highest rate of unplanned births in the developed world. It will help every American child to be born loved and wanted.
I encourage you to give your time to Patsy Keever’s campaign in these final crucial days. I encourage you to give whatever money you can and most importantly, I hope you will cast your vote for this dedicated leader!
She will raise the standards of Congress — and be a voice for the huge majority — in North Carolina and in our country.