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Carol Moseley Braun Chicago mayoral bid gets endorsement from the National Organization for Women

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below, release from Carol Moseley Braun Chicago mayoral campaign on her winning the endorsement from the Chicago

NOW Equality PAC and
Chicago NOW PAC Endorse
Carol Moseley Braun
for Mayor of Chicago

January 18, 2011--The National Organization for Women Equality PAC and
the Chicago NOW PAC are proud to endorse former Ambassador and Senator
Carol Moseley Braun in perhaps the most important election of 2011 --
mayor of Chicago. Moseley Braun has an impressive resume of 25 years
of public service fighting for the rights of women at the local,
state, national and international level. NOW and Carol Moseley Braun
have been longtime allies, from planning the campaign to pass the ERA
in Illinois to working for women's rights during her tenure in the
Illinois state legislature, U.S. Senate, and as co-chair of the
National NOW Board's advisory committee.

"NOW can always count on Carol's unwavering support for women's,
LGBTQ, and civil rights," said Terry O'Neill, chair of the NOW
Equality PAC. Moseley Braun broke down barriers and made history when
she became the first African-American woman to serve as assistant
majority leader in the Illinois House, the first woman and
African-American to hold executive office in Cook County Government,
and in 1992 when she was the first African-American woman elected to
the U.S. Senate.

"Moseley Braun, known for her ability to bring
people together to get things done, will use these abilities to make
government work for all the people of Chicago," said Melissa
Satterlee, president of Chicago NOW. Upcoming campaign events include
A Conversation with Carol (town hall) on Thursday, Jan. 20. More
information is available at: www.carolforchicago.com.

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