By Kathy Groob, Founder ElectWomen.com – In a star-studded display of strong woman-power, The Women’s Campaign Fund hosted their 33rd annual New York City gala last evening at Christie’s Auction House. The forty-year-old organization headed by Sam Bennett, assembled an impressive list of Congresswomen, elected officials and former candidates to share insights and lend support for the organization’s efforts to train and support women for public office.
Included among the attendees were MSNBC contributor and former Congressional candidate Krystal Ball, Congresswoman and current candidate for PA governor, Allyson Schwartz, Congresswomen Joyce Beatty, Grace Ming, Ann Kirkpatrick, PA Attorney General Kathleen Kane, former Orlando police chief and candidate for Congress Val Demings, candidate for Congress Elizabeth Colbert Busch, Maryland State Representative and candidate for governor Heather Mizeur, candidate for Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Clinton New Jersey Mayor Janice Kovach and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, who accepted the Wendy Mackenzie Game Changer Award.
Other notable attendees included NOW President Terry O’Neill, speaker and author Gloria Feldt,former Gabrielle Giffords chief of staff Pia Carusone, IBEW members, and dozens of WCF board members, staff and guests.
The theme “Change the players, change the game,” was often heard throughout the evening along with the challenge to the guests to identify and support women for public office.
The Women’s Campaign Fund, founded in 1974, is a nonpartisan organization, is dedicated to dramatically increasing the number of women in elected office who support reproductive health choices for all. As political venture capitalists, the organization works to advance women leaders at all levels of political participation and empower individuals to stand up for issues of critical importance to the health of the nation, including reproductive health. For more information, visit: http://www.wcfonline.org.