Feminist Majority Endorses Susannah Randolph for Congress for Florida’s Ninth District

The Feminist Majority, one of the foremost women’s rights organizations in the nation, endorses Susannah Randolph for U.S. Congress for Florida’s 9th District, an open seat vacated by Rep. Alan Grayson (D), who is running for U.S. Senate. Randolph is a strong advocate for reproductive rights and healthcare including a woman’s right to access safe and legal abortion and birth control, closing the wage gap for women, and ending violence against women.

“We’re proud to stand with Susannah Randolph, a true fighter for women’s rights. Through her service on the board of Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, she’s proven time and time again that she will be a strong champion for women’s reproductive health and for women’s access to abortion and birth control. What’s more she will work to gain economic equality for women and working families,” explained Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority.

“Susannah has been a leader for progressive values since her student days at Florida State University,” continued Smeal. “We’re honored to be endorsing and working to elect such a champion of equality and social justice issues, who will fight to combat climate change, protect seniors, and invest in the next generation.”

Randolph is featured on the Feminist Majority Political Action Committee’s website. She has also been endorsed by the U.S. House Progressive Caucus—the largest caucus in the House—along with the National Organization for Women, Pro-Choice Caucus Co-Chair Diana DeGette (D-CO), Former Congresswoman Patricia Schroeder—who now lives in the 9th District—and Democracy for America.

Randolph has taken strong positions on a range of key issues. She is a strong supporter of legislation and programs to end violence against women, and is an advocate for legislation to help close the gender wage gap. She also supports paid family, medical and sick leave, affordable child care and college affordability. Randolph supports measures to strengthen Social Security and will fight to protect Medicare.

Randolph, who was Grayson’s District Director, is well known in the 9th District, and even more importantly knows the district well. Re-districting based on the 2010 Census has changed the political demographics of the 9th District and has increased the chances of a Democrat winning.