Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Rebecca Livengood won the Women's Center PAC endorsement for Ward 1 Alderwoman, and has the support of many other progressive groups on campus. The WCPAC statement is below.
Also see : the YDN's endorsement (from 11/07).
For the four years of Ben Healey's term as Ward 1 Alderman, Yale students had a strong progressive leader committed to women's equality. In three weeks, students in this ward will have the chance to choose who is qualified to continue and build on that tradition of leadership. After a survey of both candidates and an overwhelming vote by our membership, the Yale Women's Center PAC is proud to endorse Rebecca Livengood, an exceptionally dedicated leader with the vision, values, and experience to lead our ward and fight for our priorities.
Rebecca recognizes that protecting women's rights demands a willingness to stand up and demand more of powerful institutions. She has done so throughout her time at Yale. And since joining the Board in August, she has been hard at work with allies on campus, in the community, and on the Board ensuring that the Yale - New Haven Hospital crafts a development plan which makes the tremendous benefits of its Cancer Center project accessible to the women and men who are its neighbors. We are heartened by Rebecca's commitment to making healthcare available to low-income women and men and their families. And we are troubled that her opponent would have us push through a major development plan without regard for whether the women and men providing the healthcare at the Center will be able to afford it themselves.
Rebecca recognizes that when everyone's interests are represented, everyone can benefit. She will be a crucial ally over the years to come in continuing the progress of the women's movement and fostering social justice in our community.
Posted by Maggie at Tuesday, November 08, 2005