Today, The New Agenda issued a press release titled The New Agenda Calls on Governor Ritter to Make History.
Colorado Senator Ken Salazar has been appointed as Obama’s Secretary of the Interior. The New Agenda issued to this press release to national newspapers, CO state newspapers, and of course to Gov. Ritter’s office. We will also be sending out an action alert to our members tonight if you want to be involved too!
The New Agenda co-founder Amy Siskind said:
Governor Ritter has an important obligation to the women of Colorado and America. The Obama transition team has moved women back to the low levels of representation in the cabinet not seen since the Reagan Administration in the 1980’s with a mere four women out of 19 announced cabinet posts (21%). The New Agenda is optimistic that Governor Ritter, on behalf of a state with a rich history of women leaders, will move us forward.
Co-founder Star Waring added:
In 1893, Colorado became the second state in the union to approve women’s suffrage. After such a strong beginning it is disappointing that we’ve never had a woman serve in the U.S. Senate. Governor Ritter has an opportunity to change that and to make history by appointing our state’s first woman U.S. Senator.
And co-founder Sacha Millstone added:
Given the exceptional caliber of the women on this list, Governor Ritter has a tremendous talent pool from which to select our next U.S. Senator. Coloradans would be proud to have any one of them represent us in Washington, D.C.
The full press release and the list of our proposed qualified women candidates is listed here.