HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Liuba Grechen Shirley for...

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 07:44 PM

Liuba Grechen Shirley formally launched Vote Mama, a PAC focused on helping moms run for office.

Although Liuba did not defeat the odious Republican Peter King (NY-02) in November's election, she waged a strong fight and did score a major victory for parents who would like to run for office:

The Federal Election Commission has ruled that federal candidates can use campaign funds to pay for child care costs that result from time spent running for office.

On Thursday, the FEC ruled unanimously, 4-0, in favor of New York Democratic House candidate Liuba Grechen Shirley.

https://www.npr.org/2018/05/10/610099506/fec-says-that-candidates-can-use-campaign-funds-for-child-care

Here are some details about the new PAC:

Women, and particularly moms of young children, face unique challenges when running for office. Especially in those critical early months, moms face increased scrutiny from donors, establishment institutions, and the public. There are many PACs that focus on electing women— but Vote Mama is the only one focused solely on electing moms.


https://www.votemama.org/our-story?fbclid=IwAR3kwh-scVnBF4QzAOtpaudC0wpAq0Ltv7-kncIV8AbtqFni4PopAgsZbZI

Special guests at the official launch last night included New York’s Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and Hillary Clinton.


4 replies, 155 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 4 replies Author Time Post
Reply Liuba Grechen Shirley formally launched Vote Mama, a PAC focused on helping moms run for office. (Original post)
lapucelle Mar 14 OP
brer cat Mar 14 #1
lapucelle Mar 14 #2
brer cat Mar 14 #3
lapucelle Mar 14 #4

Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:42 PM

1. Very interesting read, lapucelle.

I remember when she obtained the ruling granting her child-care reimbursement but didn't know she was starting this PAC. It's good to see Hillary there at the kick-off.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to brer cat (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:46 PM

2. ...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to lapucelle (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 10:10 PM

3. We seem to have the place to ourselves.

Maybe we should throw a party!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 10:15 PM

4. Thank you for sticking with this.

I had a feeling it wouldn't go far. I'm trying to get and keep Liuba's name out there for the 2020 House races.

I'll repost tomorrow in the Hillary forum.







Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread