Three weeks before the June primary, Rep. Scott Peters announced his endorsement by the National Organization for Women Political Action Committee — although its financial help is likely modest.
“We can’t have a truly inclusive American Dream without full economic opportunity, protections and equality for all women,” said Peters, who faces no Democratic challenger on June 3 but is running hard to hold off likely Republican rival Carl DeMaio in November.“That means equal pay for equal work, freedom from gender discrimination and domestic abuse, and freedom from the government interfering with women’s private health decisions.”
Peters is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s Frontline Program, aimed to protect vulnerable members.
OpenSecrets.org said the NOW PAC had doled out only $37,378 to all candidates as of April 30.
Peters said the NOW endorsement in the 52nd District race “shows I’m the candidate in this race who women can trust to stand up for them. I’m proud to stand against Tea Party attacks on their basic rights and honored to have their support.”
Peters was also recently endorsed by the Planned Parenthood Action Fund and NARAL Pro-Choice America after receiving 100 percent ratings on their congressional scorecards.
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