FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 26, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MARCH ON PAC ENDORSES DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE PAT TIMMONS-GOODSON IN NORTH CAROLINA TO UNSEAT REPUBLICAN U.S. SENATOR RICHARD HUDSON
Timmons-Goodson Endorsed for Her Support of Criminal Justice Reform, Healthcare Reform, Support of Veterans, Expansion of Education Opportunities, Climate Action and Other Critical Progressive Issues
WASHINGTON, D.C.—March On PAC today announced its endorsement of Democrat Pat Timmons-Goodson for Senate to represent North Carolina, aiming to flip the seat in November. The political action committee created by March On continues to endorse candidates who support efforts to Take Back the Senate, Hold the House and Reclaim the Presidency this November. As a former associate justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court and former vice-chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Timmons-Goodson is a fierce advocate for truth and accountability. In 2006, Timmons-Goodson became the first African-American woman on the Supreme Court of North Carolina. Endorsed by U.S. Senator and Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris, Timons-Goodson is a native of Ft. Bragg and the daughter of a Vietnam veteran.
Timmons-Goodson vows to put the military community’s needs at the forefront of her agenda. Her priorities reflect her experience growing up in a military family and her deep desire to protect those who give everything to protect their country. As of mid-August 2020, there were nearly 4,000 active COVID-19 cases in the VA and more than 2,500 deaths (including 48 employee deaths). Timmons-Goodson believes it is unconscionable that veterans are dying in part because their healthcare system is understaffed and undersupplied. She will work tirelessly to ensure that all veterans receive the high-quality care they deserve.
Timmons-Goodson’s stance on additional issues include:
- Fairness in healthcare, so that every person has access to high-quality and affordable healthcare regardless of employment status or income level, and implementation of a public option.
- Fighting for the environment by supporting clean energy standards to ultimately lead to healthier lives and a better economy.
- Fighting for gender equality in the ranks.
- Passing legislation to support working-class people and families, especially amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
- High-quality early education and childcare, including support for low-income families so they can seek childcare
Endorsement of Timmons-Goodson, along with eight additional recently endorsed candidates (Mike Kelly, D–Arizona; Jon Ossoff, D–Georgia; Theresa Greenfield, D–Iowa; Mike Espy, D–Mississippi; Steven Bullock, D–Montana; Cal Cunningham, D–North Carolina; Jaime Harrison, D–South Carolina; and MJ Hegar, D–Texas) would flip seats in traditionally red states, help Democrats take back the Senate and represent strong voices in support of police reform, criminal justice reform, voting rights, economic justice, healthcare reform, climate change legislation, gun violence prevention, pro-choice protections and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
For more information, visit www.marchonpac.com.
About March On PAC
March On PAC is the political action committee created by March On to raise awareness of vital progressive issues and drive voters to polls to choose a more just, fair and equitable future for America. For more information, visit www.marchonpac.com.
About March On
March On is a political organization composed of women-led political activist groups that grew out of the women’s marches of January 21, 2017. They have come together as a united force to take concrete, coordinated actions at the federal, state and local levels to impact elections and take our country in a better direction. March On is not affiliated with Women’s March, Inc. For more information, visit www.wearemarchon.org.