Women leaders from varied fields, including small business, international affairs, reproductive rights and environmental protection, yesterday joined Kate Michelman, president emeritus of NARAL Pro-Choice America, to endorse Don Beyer for Congress. “Don understands that unless women are elevated in every way — equal pay, health care, education, their reproductive choices — that our country will be the weaker and the poorer,” Michelman said. “Unlike his opponents, Don will have no learning curve and will get right to work making sure women’s freedoms in this great country are not abridged.”
A large contingent of women made it a Women for Beyer event, with a succession of women speakers supporting him to lay out issues vital to them, including income inequality, minimum wage, and a host of related issues. Among those who spoke for him was LuAnn Bennett (shown at the far left of the picture), a successful business leader and former wife of Rep. Moran who focused on what Beyer’s experience as a businessman — including a stint as president of the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce, will bring to his job if elected.
PRESS RELEASE: Don Beyer Praises U.S. District Court’s Ruling that VA Same-Sex Marriage Ban is Unconstitutional
February 14, 2014 (Alexandria, Va.) - Former Lieutenant Governor and congressional candidate Don Beyer praised U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen’s ruling that Virginia’s 2006 same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional.
SCORE PREVIEW—BEYER PICKS UP ENDORSEMENT IN VA-08: The Council for a Livable World’s PeacePAC, a group that supports the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, is throwing its support behind former Virginia Lt. Gov. Don Beyer in the crowded 8th district Democratic primary. Beyer is one of many Democrats vying to replace retiring Democratic Rep. Jim Moran, who was also endorsed by PeacePAC.