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Columbus, GA – Teresa Tomlinson, two-term Mayor of Columbus and candidate for U.S. Senate from Georgia received the endorsement of the National Women’s Political Caucus.
“I am proud to stand alongside the National Women’s Political Caucus in a time when the rights of women are persistently under attack. Throughout my career as an activist and an elected official, I have been a champion for a woman having access to make her own healthcare choices, equal pay for equal work, and encouraging women to get involved in leadership and politics,” Tomlinson said.
“The women who started this organization are icons – true heroines of the movement for equal rights and co-citizenship. I am honored to have this tremendous support.”
About the National Women’s Political Caucus:
Founded in 1971, the National Women’s Political Caucus is the only national organization dedicated exclusively to increasing women’s participation in all areas of political and public life — as elected and appointed officials, as delegates to national party conventions, as judges in the state and federal courts, and as lobbyists, voters and campaign organizers. With state and local affiliates, membership today spans across the nation.
Its founders include prominent women such as Gloria Steinem, author, lecturer and founding editor of Ms. magazine; former Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm; former Congresswoman and former president of Women USA Bella Abzug; Dorothy Height, president of the National Council of Negro Women; Jill Ruckelshaus, U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner; Ann Lewis, Political Director of the Democratic National Committee; Elly Peterson, former vice-chair of the Republican National Committee; LaDonna Harris, Native American rights leader; Liz Carpenter, author, lecturer and former press secretary to Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson; Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, former chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; and Fannie Lou Hammer, community organizer and leader in the women’s rights and civil rights movements.
Tomlinson was twice elected Mayor of Columbus, each time with more than 60%, in a majority African-American city. She also served as Public Safety Director and head of Homeland Security, and she holds a National Security Secret Clearance with the Department of Defense. As mayor, she helped propel the city to be named one of the 25 Best Run Cities in America. As a proud Democrat, Tomlinson is strongly pro-choice, supports universal health care, is committed to strong environmental protections to address climate change, supports common-sense gun legislation, and will fight tirelessly against voter suppression and racial discrimination.
Teresa has also been endorsed by Democracy for America, the National Organization of Women PAC, Asian American Advocacy Fund, People for the American Way, and more than 100 Democratic leaders and activists from every region and every walk of life in Georgia.