Patsy T. Mink PAC Endorses Maile’s 2014 Campaign

Updated 6/12/14

The Patsy T. Mink Political Action Committee endorses and contributes to Pro-Choice Democratic Women candidates for state legislative offices.

Patsy T. Mink (1927 -2002) was a distinguished, dedicated, and innovative legislative trailblazer who overcame gender and racial discrimination to become one of the most influential public servants of her generation. In 1964, she made history when she was elected to the United States House of Representatives, becoming the first woman of color elected to the national legislature and the first Asian-American congresswoman. She championed the rights of immigrants, minorities, women, and children, and worked to eradicate the kind of discrimination she had faced in her life.

Patsy Matsu Takemoto Mink

Patsy T. Mink was a visionary leader in educational reform and is recognized as the major author and sponsor of Title IX, which was renamed by Congress in her honor. This legislation brought academic and athletic gender equity to American educational institutions. She was a strong environmental advocate and worked tirelessly on energy policy issues of regional, national and global impact.

The Patsy T. Mink Political Action Committee seeks to honor the integrity and value of Patsy T. Mink’s life work by dedicating its efforts to perpetuating her legacy by assisting Pro-Choice Democratic women to attain and retain elective office.

The Patsy T. Mink Political Action Committee is a non-candidate committee established under Hawaii laws governing political activities of organizations and regulated by the State Campaign Spending Commission; it is not affiliated with the Patsy Takemoto Mink Foundation or the Mink Family.

Update 6/12/14:
From: john bickel
Date: June 12, 2014 at 3:57:14 PM HST
To: Maile Shimabukuro
Subject: Congratulations on Your Endorsement

Progressive PAC met last night to begin the endorsement process. We did early endorsement for eleven candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to the progressive cause. We are proud to endorse one Republican, one Green, and nine Democrats. (We are not affiliated with the Democratic Party.) We will be surveying over thirty other candidates and adding to the endorsement list. We also hope to raise some money for a few targeted races. More on that later.

For now I congratulate you on your endorsement. Our organization has been making endorsements for eight years. Feel free to list us among your endorsements.

Chuck Huxel, Chair of Progressive PAC
John Bickel, Treasurer

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