Waltham, MA – With women's health care and economic security at stake in this election, grassroots organizing across the Commonwealth will bring women together to support Democratic candidate and consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren for the U.S. Senate. At one of more than 100 canvasses occurring across the state this weekend, Elizabeth announced the new grassroots organization, "Women for Warren," that will start by organizing phone banks in field offices across Massachusetts on Wednesday, August 1st, the group's first "Women's Wednesdays."
"Women's access to health care, their right to equal pay for equal work, even health insurance coverage for birth control have all been threatened in recent months by Republicans like Scott Brown," said Warren. "It's a clear choice. I'm going to stand up for the women of Massachusetts and their families to protect their health care, fight for fair pay and their access to birth control."
"And I will vote to cut taxes for middle class families and stop billions in subsidies to big oil and Wall Street, because Washington's been rigged for the big guys with armies of lobbyists long enough. Working parents deserve a level playing field," Warren said.
Republican Scott Brown just this week voted to block tax cuts for working families in order to protect tax breaks for billionaires. Brown also has voted against equal pay for equal work, and for an amendment that would have allowed employers to deny women health insurance coverage for birth control. Brown also is calling for repeal of the President's new health care law which allows children up to age 26 to remain covered on their parents' health insurance, and outlawed discrimination against women by insurance companies.
"Women for Warren" will engage women across the commonwealth to help ensure that their voices are heard and their votes counted in this election. Interested women can find out more and sign up to join "Women for Warren" group, at http://elizabethwarren.com/groups/women.