Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Maryland Democratic Women's PAC Endorses Nancy Navarro

Following is a press release from the Navarro campaign.


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Contact: David Moon, Campaign Manager

Maryland Democratic Women's PAC Endorses Nancy Navarro for Montgomery County Council

Navarro Calls on Rivals to Support Legislation Aimed at Curbing Domestic Violence

SILVER SPRING, MD – Nancy Navarro, this week, won the endorsement of the Maryland Democratic Women's PAC in her bid for Montgomery Councy Council. Founded with the goal of electing "dynamic Democratic women to local and state office in Maryland," the organization endorses Democratic, pro-choice women who support smart growth, universal health care, quality public education and environmental protections. The endorsement comes on the heels of The Daily Record's recent naming of Nancy Navarro as one of "Maryland's Top 100 Women."

Navarro stated, "I am thrilled to have the support of Maryland's women, who have been such a key part of electing Democrats from the county level, all the way on up to the presidency. But as we stand in the middle of Women's History Month, we must not forget the many struggles that our grandmothers, mothers and sisters have endured to become who they are today. I applaud Governor O'Malley's efforts to take guns out of the hands of domestic abusers, but I want to be clear that this is just the first step in securing the safety of Maryland's women."

Navarro called on her fellow County Council candidates to join her in urging the defeat of HB 1181 (2009). The legislation would grant accused domestic abusers the special privilege to expunge their court records, a luxury not afforded those accused of other misdeeds. The bill was recently defeated on the House floor, but supporters revived the bill in committee. Navarro noted, "the public safety of Montgomery County's residents must always be the primary concern of policymakers. HB 1181 is a gift to the special interest defense attorney lobby and would deter victims of abuse from seeking protection from our courts and the police."

Navarro will host a Women's History Month celebration at Leisure World tomorrow (THU 3/19).