U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce Endorses Tammy Duckworth for Illinois' 8th Congressional District
Tammy Duckworth receives a 100% rating from the U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce as a champion of women's economic priorities.
Washington, DC, October 15, 2014 (Newswire.com) - “I am proud to announce the endorsement of the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce (http://uswcc.org) for Tammy Duckworth in the race for Illinois’ 8th Congressional District,” states Margot Dorfman, CEO. “Congresswoman Duckworth is a proven and effective advocate for women, veterans, small businesses and seniors.”
“Tammy Duckworth focuses on the bottom line needs of her constituents with vigor and compassion,” states Dorfman. “Opportunity, dignity, family and service: These values are the foundation on which Congresswoman Duckworth builds her objectives and actions as she represents Illinois’ 8th District in Congress. As a leader for the people, Tammy acts with clarity and focus every day to leverage her influence in support of the needs of her constituents.”
“Tammy Duckworth is also a champion of women’s economic priorities, receiving a one-hundred percent rating from the Women’s Chamber. She supports a positive economic environment for women workers and business owners, American job creation, fair pay, a fair minimum-wage, family-friendly workplaces, access to affordable/quality healthcare and birth control, tax policies that support a vibrant middle class and access to capital and federal contracts for women-owned firms,” continues Dorfman.
“Growing the number of strong women leaders in Congress is critical to assuring that women’s economic priorities are advanced,” adds Dorfman. “The economic success of women is directly linked to American prosperity. Seventy percent of women work and seventy-two percent of mothers work. A record forty percent of all households with children under eighteen include mothers who are either the sole or primary source of income for their family. Women own 388,700 Illinois firms employing more than 316,000 workers and generating $58 billion in sales,” continues Dorfman.
“Tammy Duckworth will continue to be a workhorse in the U.S. Congress for her district and the economic prosperity of all American families. We are proud to endorse her candidacy.”
The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce unifies the collective strength of women in the U.S. economy. Using a platform of influence, innovation, and opportunity, the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce works with and for its members to grow successful businesses and careers. For additional information, go to http://www.uswcc.org or call 888-418-7922.