Democrats roll out women’s effort

WASHINGTON, DC: PR will be wielded early and often by Democratic strategists eager to seize the women’s vote in the 2000 election.

WASHINGTON, DC: PR will be wielded early and often by Democratic strategists eager to seize the women’s vote in the 2000 election.

WASHINGTON, DC: PR will be wielded early and often by Democratic

strategists eager to seize the women’s vote in the 2000 election.



A new program, ’Women on the Road to the Senate,’ has been unveiled by

Sen. Patty Murray, the vice-chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign

Committee. It will feature stops in 15 cities, during which rallies and

news conferences will be held. The program is seeking to encourage

greater participation by women in politics, address women’s issues and

underscore the importance of having women in the Senate.



The issues to be highlighted dovetail the ones emphasized by President

Clinton and the Democratic congressional leadership: improving

healthcare access and education, fostering HMO reform and protecting

Social Security and Medicare.



An unspoken benefit of the program may be reminding women voters that

despite the support that will be given to First Lady Hillary Clinton if

she runs for Senate, there are other key opportunities for Democrats to

elect female Senators.



GOP consultant Wilma Goldstein thinks the move is a smart one by the

Democrats, who have traditionally done well with younger, single

women.



’(The GOP) never lets any of their constituencies rest, so it makes

sense for Democrats to do the same,’ she said,



The first round of visits are scheduled for November 16-18 and include a

stop in Detroit, where women Democrats are challenging Republican

senators Slade Gorton and Spence Abraham.



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