(Washington, D.C. November 3, 2016)—The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is announcing its endorsement of Cathy McMorris Rodgers in her bid for re-election to Congress from Washington’s 5th District.
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 proudly serves as the voice of the nation’s more than 11 million women business owners by advocating for our members and all women business owners,” said Teresa Meares, NAWBO National Board Chair. “We are pleased to endorse Cathy McMorris Rodgers in her bid for re-election. Her commitment to women business owners is clear. She is invested in seeing them succeed and we look forward to continuing to work with her. ”
“Women entering the workforce have been the single greatest benefit to our economy over the last fifty years. Right now in America two out of three businesses are started by women. I’m so happy to join NAWBO in supporting and partnering with women entrepreneurs and leaders in the foundational role they play in our families, businesses, and communities,” stated Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers.
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.