After one horrible piece of anti-woman legislation after another a group of Virginians has formed a political action committee to fight back.
The Women’s Strike Force will be raising money and actively recruiting pro choice candidates. The PAC launched Monday morning and reportedly raised $1,600 in its first hour.
Leslie Byrne is the first woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia and is one of the leaders of the PAC. She said the group would be looking at districts where they could make the most impact whether in the primary or a general election.
Among the targets of the new PAC is state Sen. Jill Vogel (R-Winchester) who sponsored the transvaginal ultrasound bill.
The group will not only be targeting Republicans but will look to unseat any anti-choice candidate, regardless of party affiliation and will support any pro-choice candidate, regardless of gender.
Until politicians realize that using women’s lives as political leverage is simply unacceptable women’s rights advocates have no choice but the fight back like this. And since anti-woman legislation has not been solely the expertise of Republicans or men it’s good to see the group focus on simply electing pro choice candidates. With the war on women showing no signs of relenting, expect to see more of these kinds of groups pop up from now through the election.
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