“Hillary’s talk in Boston about substance abuse in our communities demonstrates her compassion and competence: tackling tough issues, fighting for families, and connecting with people. Hillary heard directly from families on the campaign trail who were devastated by substance abuse,” Lee says. “She was so moved by their stories that she made tackling the issue a priority.”
Lee, founder and president of the Barbara Lee Family Foundation and the Barbara Lee Political Office, has made $1.6 million in campaign contributions since 2012, all in pursuit of landing more women in elected office. In 1998, Lee and Laura Liswood, head of a United Nations network of female world leaders, cofounded the White House Project, and placed ads in women’s magazines promoting 20 female candidates for president—Clinton was one of them.
…“Support for Hillary is strong in Boston for the same reason it is strong across the country,” Lee says. “Everyday voters are excited about her candidacy, because they know she is the most qualified person to lead our country forward. There will be opportunities for people across the state to meet her and hear her plans for themselves.”
The 2017 elections are widely seen as a bellwether for the 2018 midterms, and the gains among women make next year’s election even more intriguing. So could 2018 be another “Year of the Woman” — a term that arose in 1992, when an unprecedented wave of women ran for federal office and were elected to […]Read More