Sunday, May 09, 2010

New Endorsements for Trivedi

from the inbox:

Going into the final full week of campaigning during the primary election season, Manan Trivedi has received the endorsement from two very influential women and an organization devoted to advocating for women’s equality.

The National Organization for Women (NOW/PAC) chair, Terry O’Neill stated that “Manan Trivedi has demonstrated to us that he will stand up for the full equality of girls and women. We are looking forward to joining forces with him in that pursuit.”

The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Kate Michelman, the former president of NARAL Pro-Choice America and a native of Pennsylvania is also throwing her support to Trivedi. News of Michelman’s endorsement broke in an article published by Politico (5/6/2010).

“We’re at a very critical time and we need serious people, people with a history of service to others to take charge of our government,” said Michelman. “We can’t afford to continue to send the same kind of politicians to Washington and expect anything to be different. That is why it is so refreshing that voters in the 6th congressional district have a true opportunity to turn things around by electing Manan Trivedi.”

And political powerhouse state Representative Kathy Manderino placed her endorsement behind Trivedi too. State Rep. Manderino has been serving the 194th legislative district since 1992. Beyond her Health and Human Services committee work, Manderino is also the Chair of the Committee on Ethics and a member on the Appropriations, Insurance, Intergovernmental Affairs, and Judiciary committees.

“Like most voters who take their time to evaluate the candidates in an election, so have I and I am pleased to announce that I am putting my endorsement and support behind Dr. Manan Trivedi,” said Manderino.

“Having served on the Health and Human Services committee in the state legislature, I can tell you that Pennsylvania will benefit by having the unique perspective of a doctor serving them in Congress on important matters like continuing the work of health care reform. In these final days before the primary election, I will be encouraging undecided voters in the 6th congressional district, that a vote for Manan Trivedi is in our best interest,” Manderino concluded.

New father, Manan Trivedi, received the endorsement with great perspective. “As the son of a wonderful mother, the husband to an amazing wife, and the proud dad of our daughter Sonia, I can’t see a day in Congress where I won’t be fighting for the fairness of all women,” said Trivedi. “And I am just as proud of these endorsements today because they mark not only leadership within our community of women, but serve as a reminder of my commitment to working for their rights.”

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