Georgia’s WIN List is proud to endorse Elena Parent for state senate district 42, the seat currently held by Jason Carter (a long-time member of Men For WIN). Elena was a WIN-endorsed candidate in 2010 when she was elected state representative for house district 81 in DeKalb County.

She was one of only 12 Democratic officials in the nation to unseat an incumbent Republican.  After being targeted by Republican re-districting in 2011, she has served as the Executive Director of Georgia Watch, the state’s leading consumer rights non-profit.

Elena supports and represents the values of Georgia’s WIN List and its mission to to support women and family issues, including the preservation of reproductive freedom in Georgia.  To learn more about Elena and her campaign go to www.elenaparent.com

 

WORST:
1) Georgia Gets An “F” for Its Treatment of Women: Georgia ranked at the bottom in the country (41st) regarding its treatment of women according to a 2013 report by Center for American Progress called “The State of Women in America.” Georgia was one of ten states to receive an overall grade of “F” across all assessed factors (including women’s economic security and health).

2) Deal’s Failure to Launch Medicaid: As State Senator Nan Orrock says, “It’s bad news for women that our Governor has failed to expand Medicaid in our state. It would bring in $30 billion in federal dollars, create 70,000 jobs over the next ten years, and provide health insurance to more than 600,000 uninsured Georgians…. more than half of whom are women.”

3) Georgia’s Maternal Morbidity is the Worst in the Nation: This astonishing statistic topped House Representative Pat Gardener’s “worst” list. Beating states with much higher rates of poverty, Georgia loses almost twenty-one women each year to childbirth-related death. Do you see a relationship between the failure to launch Medicaid expansion and this statistic Governor Deal?

4) The GOP Males in the Georgia Legislature Don’t Relate to Women…or just don’t care to.

5) Georgia Ranks in the TOP 10 WORST States for Women’s Leadership Roles: While Georgia’s women comprise 51% of the state’s population, in 2013 we still remain dismally under-represented at our State Capitol, with only a 22.9% average of women in the House and Senate. But it gets worse. Women of Georgia have ZERO representation in statewide elected executive seats, and ZERO representation at the federal level, with not one female among our fourteen US Congressional seats and two Senate seats.

BEST:
Michelle Nunn1) Michelle Nunn: Michelle Nunn would be our first and only elected woman representative at the federal level. As Nan Orrock says, ” We’ll send a woman to the US Senate who is a mother, a leader in non-profit volunteerism, and a dedicated visionary who is committed to bridging the partisan divide and finding common sense solutions to break the gridlock in Washington.”

2 Jason Carter’s Gubernatorial Campaign: Jason, a long-time supporter and member of MEN FOR WIN, is the kind of progressive man who understands that women are equal partners in the political process, not Barbie dolls. He will be a Georgia governor that we can all believe in.

3) The Women Mayors of Georgia: While our state government ranks among the lowest in female leadership, many of the towns and cities of Georgia are leading the way to true progress. Nancy Denson in Athens, Teresa Tomlinson in Columbus and Edna Jackson in Savannah are demonstrating that women are effective, strong political leaders at the highest levels.

4) Our 23 Endorsed Women in the State House and Senate: The Georgia WIN List endorsed women in the House and Senate bravely and tirelessly work to protect the rights and interests of women and families in our state. As Minority House Leader (and WIN List endorsed woman) Stacey Abrams says, “We are here to stop the bad.” And for that, they deserve our undying gratitude…and support!

5) Georgia’s WIN List: For almost fourteen years, Georgia’s WIN List has identified, trained, elected and protected progressive women to run for state and state-wide offices. We have elected and protected hundreds of women through the years……

BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP TO:
• Protect the seats of our incumbent Endorsed Women in 2014
• Elect new women leaders in the Georgia House, Senate and in statewide offices in 2014
• Support and train the WIN Leadership Academy class of 2014 to grow future leaders
Our goal is $40,000 to elect and protect women candidates in the 2014 election cycle.
PLEASE GIVE TODAY TO HELP CHANGE THE FACE OF POWER IN GEORGIA at www.gawinlist.com

BREAKFAST RESCHEDULED

New date: February 18 from 7:30-9:00 am! Sorry we had to postpone due to “Snowmegaddon.” Hope you weren’t caught out in it like some folks we know!

We have rescheduled with the same great line-up:

Georgia’s WIN List Legislative Breakfast
February 18 from 7:30-9:00 am
Central Presbyterian Church
201 Washington Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30303

For those of you who already have tickets, we’ll see you there. And for everyone who doesn’t, you now can buy tickets or sponsor us by clicking on Reserve Your Tickets button below.

Join Georgia’s WIN List to kick-off an exciting, game-changing election year. Meet our incumbent endorsed women and exciting special guest candidates!

Jay Bookman

Featured Speaker Jay Bookman, Award-Winning AJC Columnist

host
Gold: $500
Silver: $250
Bronze: $100
General Admission: $35

purchase tickets

 

For further information email melinda@gawinlist.com

 

#4 Best: Our 23 Endorsed Women in the State House and Senate: The Georgia’s WIN List endorsed women in the House and Senate bravely and tirelessly work to protect the rights and interests of women and families in our state. As Minority House Leader (and WIN List endorsed woman) Stacey Abrams says, “We are here to stop the bad.” And for that, they deserve our undying gratitude…and support!

#4 Worst:The GOP Males in the Georgia Legislature Don’t Relate to Women…or just don’t care to. Our endorsed woman, House Representative Stacey Evans bemoaned the continued lack of respect for women by the GOP in Georgia. “The Republicans really need a “how to talk about women 101” course,” says Stacey. Just ask Phi Beta Kappa lawyer and former House Rep Elena Parent who was recently called a “legislative Barbie” by GOP- leaning Peach Pundit. (Mike Luckovich’s cartoon below says it all)!
Lukovich GOP sensitivity

Happy Holidays & here are the fourth listings for the TOP TEN BEST AND WORST FOR GEORGIA WOMEN IN 2013. We’ll publish the whole list on December 31. See below for items 1-3 and here is today’s #4