Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Planned Parenthood Action Fund, EMILY's List and California NOW Endorse Sarah Boot for San Diego City Council


Women’s Campaign Fund, National Womens Political Caucus and Run Women Run also rally behind former prosecutor

SAN DIEGO – Former prosecutor and women’s rights advocate Sarah Boot today announced the endorsements of several leading women’s organizations, including Planned Parenthood Action Fund, EMILY’s list, Women’s Campaign Fund, National Womens Political Caucus, Run Women Run and the California National Organization For Women.

“It is an honor during Women’s History Month to be recognized by so many outstanding groups working on behalf of women,” Boot said. “These organizations have long fought for equality in the workplace, access to affordable reproductive healthcare and the inclusion of women’s active voice in the political process.”

The endorsements were announced after the groups evaluated all candidates in District 2 and determined that Boot is the candidate who best prioritizes women and their right to choose. The news comes as Boot’s main opponent continues to dodge debate opportunities and avoid community forums where residents can learn more about the candidates.

EMILY’s List Political Director, Denise Feriozzi said, “With unprecedented and orchestrated attacks on women’s rights and opportunities, it is more important than ever that we have a champion for women like Sarah Boot in local government.”  She added, “From working on equal pay issues to her courageous work to combat human trafficking, Sarah Boot is always on the side of San Diego’s women and families. We need more women leaders like Sarah Boot and are proud and honored to support her.”

Clare Bresnahan, Women’s Campaign Fund Political Director said, “Women's Campaign Fund is proud to stand with Sarah Boot in her race to be on San Diego's City Council.” She added, “Boot has proven her commitment to the advancement of women throughout her career, whether she is holding forums at Equal Pay Day events or volunteering as a mentor for young women. It is essential that we support Boot and take a stand for the reproductive rights of the women of San Diego.”

Michelle Burton, President of Run Women Run, a non-partisan membership organization dedicated to recruiting and encouraging pro-choice women to run for public office said, “Sarah is the only woman in the race who shares the values of the majority of San Diegans. We are thrilled to support someone who has worked so hard on behalf of women and girls, both as a professional and as a volunteer.”

Boot has worked to advance the rights of women in matters ranging from equal pay to human trafficking. She has held forums and published articles about issues affecting lower income women, served as a career mentor for young women aging out of the foster care program, and worked to advance women in the workplace.

“Throughout the course of my career, I have fought for fairness, justice, and the advancement of women of all ages,” Boot said. “I look forward to continuing this work on behalf of all San Diegans.”
Sarah Boot is the only candidate in the District 2 City Council race endorsed by a broad coalition of pro-choice women’s groups.

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