FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 08, 2021
Contact: Lauren Zelt
Maggie’s List Statement Celebrating International Women’s Day
Washington, D.C. - Maggie’s List, a federal political action committee (PAC), today released the following statement celebrating International Women’s Day 2021:
“This year on International Women’s Day, we celebrate the record number of women serving in the 117th Congress. It’s our honor to support many courageous women across the country championing the conservative principles that make our country great,” said Sandra Mortham, Maggie’s List Chairman.
The 117th Congress represents the largest group of female conservative women ever to simultaneously hold federally-elected office. In light of the #MeToo movement, women’s activism is more important than ever. Maggie’s List endorsed candidates currently serving in office champion positive policy positions that stand in stark contrast to the anger and vitriol from the left that is attempting to tear our nation apart.
According to the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), women hold 26.7%, of the 535 seats in the 117th Congress, a number that is significantly lower than the average percentage of eligible women who regularly vote in elections, which was 59.3% in 2016. Maggie’s List mission is to equalize those numbers and empower women to take a stand and run for what they believe in.
About Maggie’s List:
Maggie's List is a federal PAC created to raise awareness and funds to increase the number of conservative women elected to federal public office. Since 2010, this national group of dedicated women have had an outstanding record for endorsing successful candidates for U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. Maggie’s List supports women candidates who stand for fiscal conservatism, less government, more personal responsibility and strong national security. For more information on Maggie’s List, please visit www.MaggiesList.org, follow @maggieslist1 and like FB.com/MaggiesList1.