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NWPC Endorses Hillary Rodham Clinton for President of the United States


The Woman's Political Caucus of New Jersey's (WPCNJ) national organization, National Women's Political Caucus (NPWC) announced its endorsement of Hillary Rodham Clinton for President of the United States today.  

“We endorsed Secretary Clinton in her 2008 presidential campaign and are happy to be able to do so again. She is an inspiring candidate who has proved time and time again that she has what it takes to be an exceptional President,” said NWPC President, Donna Lent.

Hillary Rodham Clinton has dedicated decades of her life to public service and advocating for women’s equality. After graduating from Yale Law School, she served as First Lady of Arkansas and then as First Lady of the United States. She modernized the office, taking on policy initiatives including healthcare and childcare. She traveled to more nations than any other previous First Lady, including a trip to China for the Fourth World Conference on Women where she declared, “that it is no longer acceptable to discuss women's rights as separate from human rights." In 2000, after her tenure as First Lady, Clinton held her first elected office as Senator from New York, becoming the first woman to serve in the Senate from the state. While in the Senate, Clinton proved to be a powerful legislator, signing on as an original co-sponsor of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and introducing multiple bills to correct the gender wage gap. Clinton then served as Secretary of State, once again becoming the most traveled Secretary in history, visiting a record 112 nations.

For the full press release, http://files.ctctcdn.com/54cdffa8001/2d62fe1c-a1cb-4d90-bd24-6eb13f1ee00a.pdf

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