Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Philadelphia NOW Endorses Jared Solomon in 202nd House District

Philadelphia NOW has endorsed Jared Solomon for State Representative in the 202nd district.

Nina Ahmad, Ph.D., President of Philadelphia NOW, issued the following statement on the group's endorsement: “Jared Solomon is unequivocal in his support for women’s rights -- especially about economic empowerment and crafting meaningful legislation to quell domestic abuse and sexual assaults. Given the current repressive environment in the Pennsylvania Legislature and its ”War on Women”, Philadelphia NOW is focused on endorsing candidates, such as Solomon, who support women’s rights without regard to political expediency. As a lawyer and community organizer, Solomon has a record as an advocate for more accessible healthcare, sound educational reform and immigrant rights.”

Jared Solomon accepted the endorsement stating: “I was raised by a single mother. I understand women’s economic security is fundamental to women’s rights. There is a movement afoot nationwide and in Pennsylvania to deprive women of their rights. I will fight to safeguard their rights including access to reproductive healthcare. I am honored and humbled to receive the endorsement of Philadelphia Chapter of NOW. Knowing their history and legacy of fighting for women’s rights, I will honor this trust placed in me and pledge to be an advocate, an ally and fight for women’s rights on all fronts.”

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