Women's Chamber Endorses Mary Ellen Balchunis for Congress Representing Pennsylvania's 7th District

Mary Ellen Balchunis receives a 100% rating from the U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce as a champion of women's economic priorities and is endorsed by the Women's Chamber for Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional District.

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“I am proud to announce the endorsement of the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce (http://www.uswcc.org) for Mary Ellen Balchunis in the race for Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District,” stated Margot Dorfman, CEO. “Balchunis’ commitment to kitchen table economic issues supports middle-class families.”

“Mary Ellen Balchunis is a leading champion of women’s economic priorities, receiving a one-hundred percent rating from the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce.  Balchunis understands the American dream of being able to succeed through hard work alone is becoming unattainable for too many people,” continues Dorfman.

“Balchunis 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, policies that support a vibrant middle class and access to capital and federal contracts for women-owned firms,” continues Dorfman.

“Mary Ellen Balchunis grew up in a strong working class family in the Pennsylvania 7th Congressional District,” adds Dorfman. “As the first person in her family to graduate from college –working three jobs – she is committed to assuring all Americans have access to education. As a mom and a college professor, Mary Ellen has worked to assure fair pay and family friendly work environments support women in the workforce.”

“Growing the number of strong women leaders in Congress is critical to assuring that women’s economic priorities are advanced,” adds Dorfman. “American prosperity is directly linked to the economic success of women. 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 293,000 Pennsylvania firms employing 302,000 workers,” continues Dorfman.

“Mary Ellen Balchunis will fight for women and middle-class families in Congress. We are proud to endorse her candidacy.”

For more information on women candidates visit http://www.IVoteForWomen.org. 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.

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The U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce unifies the collective strength of women in the economy. Using a platform of influence, innovation, and opportunity, the Women's Chamber with and for its members to grow successful businesses and careers.

Margot Dorfman
CEO, U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce
U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce
700 12th Street, NW (Suite 700)
Washington, DC 20005
United States