Friday, June 25, 2010

BWFO Endorses Representative Niki Tsongas

Press Release:


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Black Women for Obama for Change, (BWFO4Change) announced today they are endorsing Congressswoman Niki Tsongas for re-election to the U.S. Congress, 5th Congressional District, Massachusetts. After an interview with Congresswoman Tsongas, the group decided to support her based on her advocacy of fair treatment of active-duty women in the military, support for recently passed Obama Health Reform legislation, assistance to small/minority/women owned businesses as well as for support for a Two-State solution in the Middle East. The group is particularly supportive of Ms. Tsongas’s commitment to healthcare for returning Veterans and efforts to stop sexual harassment of active-duty women service members.

"The Honorable Niki Tsongas has distinguished herself in the U.S. Congress and we support her campaign for re-election. We appreciate her work on behalf of returning veterans and her concerns about the troubling statistics regarding sexual harassment of active-duty women in the military, " said Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq. and Stephanie E. Myers, in a joint statement from BWFO4Change. “We are glad she is serving on the Congressional Oversight Committee regarding the Gulf Oil disaster and appreciate her support of the Obama Administration’s investigation into whether there was criminal activity that occurred in actions leading up to the oil spill.”

Longtime Massachusetts activist, radio personality and BWFO4Change Networker Faye Morrison said, “Niki Tsongas is an excellent leader and has brought vision and advocacy to many issues that are critical to voters in the 5th District of Massachusetts. I am pleased to support her and urge voters in the 5th District of Massachusetts to vote for her re-election to the U.S. Congress.“

Black Women for Obama for Change is a volunteer social networking blog community established during the 2008 Presidential primaries by businesswomen and civic activists Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq., and Stephanie E. Myers. The organization monitors public policy, educates networkers about significant national issues and endorses candidates for local and national public offices. Disclaimer: This press release does not imply any endorsement from the White House or President Barack Obama

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