Chris Van Hollen receives a 100% rating and endorsement from the Women's Chamber as a champion of women's economic priorities.
Washington, DC, September 13, 2016 (Newswire.com) - “I am proud to announce the endorsement of the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce (http://www.uswcc.org) for Chris Van Hollen in the race for Maryland in the U.S. Senate,” stated Margot Dorfman, CEO. “Chris Van Hollen has a track record of getting things done for his community and understand that now is the time to leverage his experience, relationships and conviction to continue his support for the needs of Maryland families in the U.S. Congress.”
“Chris Van Hollen understands Maryland needs a robust platform for continued economic growth. He is a champion of women’s economic priorities, receiving a one-hundred percent rating from the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce,” continues Dorfman. “Van Hollen brings accountability to Washington and works to boost job growth by rebuilding our transportation and infrastructure and growing advanced manufacturing,” adds Dorfman.
“Van Hollen supports a positive economic environment for women workers and business owners, American job creation, fair pay, a fair minimum-wage, family-friendly workplaces, access to affordable/quality healthcare and birth control, tax policies that support a vibrant middle class and access to capital and federal contracts for women-owned firms,” continues Dorfman.
“Chris Van Hollen has a proven track record as an effective leader that includes serving on a number of committees including serving as Ranking Member on the House Budget Committee,” adds Dorfman. “Chris has co-sponsored legislation that supports that demonstrates his commitment to women’s economic priorities including the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation at will raise the minimum wage. He has also made it clear he will work to ensure that our tax policy strengthens small businesses and entrepreneurs, and provide support through incubators, including office and manufacturing space and mentoring to start and scale-up operations.”
“Growing the number of strong leaders in Congress that champion women’s economic priorities is critical to assuring American prosperity as it is directly linked to the economic success of women,” adds Dorfman. “Seventy percent of women work and seventy-two percent of mothers work. A record forty percent of all households with children under eighteen include mothers who are either the sole or primary source of income for their family. Women own 209,000 Maryland firms employing more than 185,000 workers and generating $29 billion in sales,” continues Dorfman.
“Chris Van Hollen will continue to get things done in Washington that will directly support strong Maryland family economics. We are proud to endorse his candidacy.”
For more information on women candidates visit http://www.IVoteForWomen.org. The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce unifies the collective strength of women in the U.S. economy. Using a platform of influence, innovation, and opportunity, the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce works with and for its members to grow successful businesses and careers. For additional information, go to http://www.uswcc.org or call 888-418-7922.
Source: U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce