The Senate has 20 women senators out of 100. That is not enough.
Council for a Livable World is proud to endorse three women candidates for Senate, including two challengers to Republican incumbents.
In Illinois, we are supporting U.S. Representative Tammy Duckworth (D) against incumbent Sen. Mark Kirk (R). Kirk is considered the most vulnerable incumbent in the country.
Duckworth was one of the first women to fly Army combat missions. In Iraq in 2004, her helicopter was shot down and she lost her legs and partial use of her right arm.
Duckworth has been an advocate for veterans and a very credible voice on foreign policy and national security issues in Congress, including in her support for the Iran nuclear agreement.
In Arizona, we are supporting U.S. Representative Ann Kirkpatrick (D) against war hawk Sen. JohnMcCain (R).
Kirkpatrick’s earliest roots were on the White Mountain Apache Nation, and she is fluent in Native American languages.
A supporter of the Iran agreement, she has high name recognition, as she has represented much of the state while in public office, and will give McCain a run for his money.
Last but certainly not least, Senator Patty Murray (D) of Washington State is the highest ranking woman in the Senate and running for a fifth term in 2016.
She has broken numerous glass ceilings as the first woman Senator from Washington, the first Chair of the Senate’s Veterans’ Committee and the first Chair of the Senate Budget Committee.
She has a record of making decisions based on progressive foreign relations principles; she opposed the Iraq war in 2002 and supported the Iran nuclear agreement this year.