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ONEAMERICA ENDORSES CONGRESSWOMAN DELBENE

September 23rd, 2016

OneAmerica Votes announced their endorsement this week of Congresswoman DelBene’s reelection campaign, standing with Suzan for her strong track record of supporting immigrant and refugee families.

OneAmerica Votes “promotes democracy and builds power in immigrant and refugee communities through advocacy, civic engagement and leadership development.” Learn more about them here.


RETIRED PUBLIC EMPLOYEES COUNCIL ENDORSES SUZAN DELBENE

September 20th, 2016

Congresswoman DelBene received the endorsement of the Retired Public Employees Council of Washington (RPEC), which works to “protect and enhance the pension and health care benefits of Washington retired state, county and local government employees.”

Learn more about the Retired Public Employees Council here.


DELBENE RECEIVES POPULATION CONNECTION ENDORSEMENT

September 20th, 2016

From Population Connection Action Fund:

Population Connection Action Fund, the political arm of Population Connection and America’s population movement, announced today its endorsement of Suzan DelBene (D-WA) for reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives. Rep. DelBene, a leader in the struggle for women’s reproductive rights, earned a 100 percent score on the Action Fund’s 2015-2016 Congressional Report Card.

“Population Connection Action Fund is proud to endorse Rep. DelBene for reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives,” said John Seager, president of Population Connection Action Fund. “She has been a voice for expanding women’s reproductive rights and she has stood strong in the face of opposition by fanatics.”

“Population Connection Action Fund is proud to endorse Rep. DelBene for reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives,” said John Seager, president of Population Connection Action Fund. “She has been a voice for expanding women’s reproductive rights and she has stood strong in the face of opposition by fanatics.”

Rep. DelBene has used her vote and her voice in the House of Representatives to support women’s rights to reproductive health and services. She has helped fight to strengthen and expand family planning and reproductive health programs around the world. She has worked to prevent the imposition of the Global Gag Rule that undermines those crucial services. She has opposed efforts to deny health care to millions of women who rely on Planned Parenthood clinics and to allow bosses to restrict the reproductive health choice of their employees.

“I firmly believe that medical decisions should be made between a woman and her doctor, and not by politicians. The recent assault on women’s health care is unacceptable and I will fight against any attempt to reduce access to birth control or reproductive health services,” Rep. DelBene has stated.

Read the release here.


OCEAN CHAMPIONS ENDORSES CONGRESSWOMAN DELBENE

August 11th, 2016

From Ocean Champions:

Ocean Champions, which works to build political power for the oceans by helping to elect pro-ocean candidates to the U.S. Congress, proudly announces their continued endorsement of six more candidates from Arizona, Oregon, and Washington: Raul Grijalva (D-AZ-3), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-1), Peter DeFazio (D-OR-4), Suzan DelBene (D-WA-1), Denny Heck (D-WA-10), and Derek Kilmer (D-WA-6).

“I’m honored to receive the endorsement of Ocean Champions and will continue working with them to preserve and protect our oceans,” Congresswoman Suzan DelBene said. “Taking care of our natural resources and protecting the animals that live here are all critical to maintaining the beautiful environment we cherish in the Pacific Northwest.”

Read the full release here.


CONGRESSWOMAN DELBENE WINS AUGUST PRIMARY

August 2nd, 2016

From the Everett Herald:

Incumbent Democratic U.S. Reps. Rick Larsen and Suzan DelBene cruised to victory in Tuesday’s primary.

DelBene, who is seeking a third term, has campaigned on her record since arriving in Congress in late 2012.

She said she’s worked to pass bills to increase email privacy protections and preserve work training for qualified food stamp recipients.

She’s also pushed for passage of the Marketplace Fairness Act, requiring online businesses to collect sales tax, and recently introduced legislation aiding communities dependent on timber industry, such as Darrington.

Read the full article here.


CONGRESSWOMAN DELBENE ADDRESSES DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION

July 26th, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene addressed the Democratic National Convention tonight, joining Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other House Democratic women colleagues on the Wells Fargo Center stage.

Congresswoman DelBene spoke just after 4pm PDT to convention delegates about the House Democratic Caucus’ Innovation Agenda and her support for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

VIEW VIDEO OF THE SPEECH HERE AT TIMESTAMP 7:58. FULL TRANSCRIPT:

I’m Congresswoman Suzan DelBene of Washington. Before coming to Congress, I was an entrepreneur.  I know that innovation is at the heart of who we are as Americans – and it is essential to keeping American workers, American products and American ideas number one in the 21st century.

A decade ago, House Democrats enacted the first Innovation Agenda. With the majority, we made revolutionary investments in clean energy development, in affordable, world-class STEM education, and in expanding broadband to rural families.

And House Democrats will work with President Hillary Clinton to sustain America’s lead in innovation – creating good-paying jobs, powering our economy, and driving bold solutions to the challenges facing our climate and our communities.

A strong America – an America that’s “Stronger Together” – will lead the world in entrepreneurship, innovation and clean energy.

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The Seattle Times Endorses Congresswoman DelBene in the 2016 Primary

July 22nd, 2016

From the Seattle Times Editorial Board:

The boundaries of the 1st Congressional District were redrawn in 2012 to ensure the region had at least one “swing” district equally competitive to both parties.

It says quite a bit about U.S. Rep Suzan DelBene that the district appears now to be firmly hers. With a solid legislative record over two terms, and minimal competition this year, DelBene easily earns an endorsement for a third term.

Read the full editorial here.