WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund, a national pro-life political action committee, announced its endorsement of Ann Marie Buerkle, candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in NY-25.
“New York and all American women deserve the pro-life feminine leadership Ann Marie Buerkle so capably provides,” stated SBA List Candidate Fund President Marjorie Dannenfelser.
As a registered nurse and working mother of six, Buerkle is an example of the caliber of candidate Dannenfelser said can be expected of the wave of pro-life women leaders running for office around the country. “A new women’s movement which affirms its original pro-life roots is making its way to the House of Representatives, and Buerkle is one of its brightest new stars.”
Having campaigned heavily on a pro-life platform in the past, “Buerkle’s commitment to rescind taxpayer funding of abortion in health care and in all federal spending is urgently needed in the coming Congress,” Dannenfelser said.
A New York Assistant Attorney General since 1997, Buerkle is a recognized volunteer and spokeswoman for her local Right to Life chapter. She will face Democratic incumbent Dan Maffei in the November general election. If elected, Buerkle will become the first woman elected to Congress from New York’s 25th Congressional District.
The Susan B. Anthony List plans to spend $6 million on voter education in the midterm elections, including $3 million on key Senate races. The Susan B. Anthony List is a nationwide network of over 280,000 Americans, residing in all 50 states, dedicated to mobilizing, advancing, and representing pro-life women in politics. Its connected Candidate Fund increases the percentage of pro-life women in the political process.
Kerry Brown at (703) 470-1926 or [email protected]