Liz Watson, Candidate for Congress in IN-09, Announces Key Endorsements From Local Women Leaders

Bloomington, IN -- A number of local women leaders, including current and former elected officials, have endorsed Liz Watson, candidate for U.S. Congress in Indiana's 9th Congressional District. Many are sponsors of a Sept. 26 fundraiser for Watson.

Those endorsing Watson's candidacy include: The Honorable Jill Long Thompson, former U.S. Congresswoman from Indiana's 4th District; Tomi Allison, former Mayor of Bloomington; Regina Moore, former City Clerk; Amanda Barge, Monroe County Commissioner; Susan Sandberg, President, Bloomington City Council; Dawn Johnsen, former Acting Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Dept. of Justice, 1997-98 and current constitutional law
professor, Indiana University Maurer School of Law; and Pat Williams, former City Clerk and Chairwoman, Monroe County Democratic Party.

Allison, who was the mayor when Watson was growing up in Bloomington, said, "I am so pleased to endorse Liz Watson for Congress. She understands government. She understands law. She understands us. I endorse Liz Watson because I believe it’s time to send someone to Congress who can and will truly represent the people of the 9th District.”

Dawn Johnsen stated, "I’ve decided Liz is the candidate and representative for us after careful study and conversations with visionary leaders, who have seen Liz’s talents, passion, and hard work up close – on issues of economic equality, labor, health care, women’s and LGBTQ equality, and more. People who themselves are giants working for these causes
say Liz is truly extraordinary, the best among the best, and we need her in Congress."

Former City Clerk Regina Moore, said, “The work Liz has done for women and families throughout her career is outstanding. She strengthened protections for new moms in the workplace. She's fought for fair treatment on the job for pregnant workers and for paid family leave so that we can take care of our children and seniors when they are sick. Liz
knows these issues not just on a policy level, but also on a personal level. She's a mom of two young children and a dedicated daughter to aging parents. Her passion is inspiring, and her track record shows that she will be highly effective for us in Congress.

Watson responded, "I am thrilled to receive endorsements from these outstanding women leaders! Women make up less than 20 percent of the House of Representatives. It's time to start sending women to Congress who understand the struggles our families are facing, and who will fight for solutions. I've written and fought for legislation to make the economy
work for women and their families -- from strengthening equal pay laws to ending unpredictable scheduling in low-wage jobs to raising the minimum wage. It is an honor to be supported by these women leaders who understand the importance of electing women with experience who will deliver results for Indiana families!"

Women leaders in the community are holding a fundraiser for Watson's campaign at Monroe County Democratic Party headquarters on September 26th from 7:30 - 9 p.m. Food, drink and musical entertainment by Pat Harbison and friends will be provided.