DEMOCRAT CHRIS BUBSER WINS ENDORSEMENT FROM VOTE MAMA
Vote Mama is the Fourth Major Women’s Issue PAC to Back Bubser for Congress
March 31, Victorville, CA - Today the congressional campaign of Democrat Chris Bubser announced that she has been endorsed by Vote Mama, the first political action committee devoted to supporting progressive mothers running for office. This follows endorsements from Planned Parenthood Action Fund, National Organization of Women PAC and the National Women’s Political Caucus.
"Vote Mama was founded on the belief that we need more moms in Congress," said Vote Mama Founder and former candidate for Congress, Liuba Grechen Shirley. "Chris's passion for making sure the American healthcare system works first for moms, children, and working families, not the big insurance and pharmaceutical companies, is borne out of her own experience fighting for care for her young daughter with epilepsy. We at Vote Mama know that Chris will fight every day for moms, children, and families, and we are proud to endorse her campaign for Congress.
“I am so proud to be endorsed by Vote Mama,” said Chris Bubser. “We need more mothers in Congress because it is mothers who understand best the importance of family friendly legislation that supports women in the workforce. We need to continue to push for greater access to paid family leave, affordable quality child care and universal health.”
“Being a working mom and not having the infrastructure that so many other advanced societies have to support families is grueling. Running for Congress takes that challenge to another level,” said Bubser. “When I get to Congress, I will work to keep and create legislation that makes women’s contributions to their family income and our country's economy easier to achieve.”
While ballots from the California primary are still being counted, Bubser will advance to the general election. Her Republican opponent California Assemblyman Jay Obernolte has voted against policies that make it easier for women to return to work following childbirth and gets abysmal ratings from organizations supporting women’s agency over her own healthcare.
While the 2018 midterms were a record-breaking election for women, the trend had its exceptions: Every woman with young children who ran for Congress lost. One of those unsuccessful candidates was Grechen Shirley, who challenged Peter King in New York. That reality led Gretchen Shirley to establish Vote Mama.
The 8th Congressional District stretches along much of California’s eastern border, and includes parts of San Bernardino County, and all of Inyo and Mono counties. The district includes, among others, the communities of Adelanto, Apple Valley, Barstow, Bishop, Hesperia, Highland, Lone Pine, Mammoth Lakes, Needles, Trona, Twentynine Palms, Victorville, Yucaipa, and Yucca Valley, and Joshua Tree and Death Valley National Parks.