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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 06:44 PM

Liuba Grechen Shirley formally launched Vote Mama, a PAC focused on helping moms run for office. [View all]

Although Liuba did not defeat the odious Republican Peter King (NY-02) in November's election, she waged a strong fight and did score a major victory for parents who would like to run for office:

The Federal Election Commission has ruled that federal candidates can use campaign funds to pay for child care costs that result from time spent running for office.

On Thursday, the FEC ruled unanimously, 4-0, in favor of New York Democratic House candidate Liuba Grechen Shirley.

https://www.npr.org/2018/05/10/610099506/fec-says-that-candidates-can-use-campaign-funds-for-child-care

Here are some details about the new PAC:

Women, and particularly moms of young children, face unique challenges when running for office. Especially in those critical early months, moms face increased scrutiny from donors, establishment institutions, and the public. There are many PACs that focus on electing women— but Vote Mama is the only one focused solely on electing moms.


https://www.votemama.org/our-story?fbclid=IwAR3kwh-scVnBF4QzAOtpaudC0wpAq0Ltv7-kncIV8AbtqFni4PopAgsZbZI

Special guests at the official launch last night included New York’s Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and Hillary Clinton.


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