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STATEMENT: The Grand Old Party of Men? CAP Action’s Tara McGuinness on Women’s Role in the Election
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STATEMENT: The Grand Old Party of Men? CAP Action’s Tara McGuinness on Women’s Role in the Election

Washington, D.C.— Last night women voted overwhelming to reject conservative attempts to roll back progress, and Tara McGuinness, Executive Director of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, issued the following statement:

The election of this Congress and the second term for President Barack Obama were determined directly by the decisions of American women. Our voices decided the election. Our vision—for the country, our families, and futuresshould be at the center of the governing agenda. The president’s re-election and the record-breaking success of women candidates in the Senate, including Elizabeth Warren, Tammy Baldwin, and Claire McCaskill, suggest that if conservatives hope to regain the trust of more than half of Americas voters (American women), they will have to surrender their radical positions on issues that affect the lives of women and families across the country.

The following experts are available to comment on the role women played in the president’s re-election:

  • Neera Tanden, Counselor, Center for American Progress Action Fund
  • Tara McGuinness, Executive Director, Center for American Progress Action Fund
  • Judith Warner, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress Action Fund
  • Heather Boushey, Senior Economist, Center for American Progress Action Fund
  • Daniella Gibbs Leger, Vice President, American Values & New Communities, Center for American Progress Action Fund
  • Jessica Arons, Director, Women’s Health and Rights Program, Center for American Progress Action Fund

To speak to CAP Action experts, please contact Madeline Meth at mmeth@americanprogressaction.org.

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