(Washington, D.C. October 24, 2016)—NAWBO National Continues Congressional Endorsement Campaign. The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is announcing its endorsement of Ann Kirkpatrick in her bid for U.S. Senate from Arizona.
NAWBO National screens candidates for endorsement solely on their history of business ownership or their voting record demonstrating their consistent support of business owners.
“NAWBO is proud to serve as the voice for our country’s more than 11 million women business owners. NAWBO was founded 41 years ago to advocate on behalf of all women business owners, a responsibility we are proud to carry on today,” said Teresa Meares, NAWBO National Board Chair. “We are pleased to announce our endorsement of Ann Kirkpatrick for Senate. During her time in Congress, she has shown her understanding of the issues facing the business community as well as her willingness to work on a bi-partisan level to make it easier for business owners to start and grow their businesses. We look forward to working with her on the issues that impact our members.”
“As a former small business owner who was once told in high school that ‘girls don’t go to college,’ I am honored to now campaign for the U.S. Senate in support of common-sense solutions that empower women entrepreneurs and business owners in Arizona and across our nation,” said Kirkpatrick. “We must continue our important work to even the playing field for women business owners, who create jobs while serving as role models for their communities.”
Additional endorsements will be made by NAWBO prior to the November 8 general election. In 2014, 94% of the candidates NAWBO National endorsed were elected.
Founded in 1975, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the unified voice of America’s more than 9.1 million women-owned businesses representing the fastest growing segment of the economy. NAWBO is the only dues-based organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries. NAWBO develops programs that help navigate women entrepreneurs thought the various stages of their business growth.