UltraViolet PAC Named Ruth Buffalo as a Top Trailblazing Woman Candidate to Watch in 2018

UltraViolet PAC Named Buffalo as a Top Trailblazing Woman Candidate to Watch in 2018
FARGO, N.D.   UltraViolet PAC, a leading national women’s group, with more than 1.1 million members in the US, has launched a series of online ads aimed at voters in North Dakota’s 27th State House district urging them to support Ruth Buffalo (Hidatsa/Mandan) for State Representative. The ads come after the group named Buffalo as one of their top 10 women candidates to watch in 2018.
The ads are part of a five-figure program that will target voters in North Dakota’s 27th State House district and will run on Facebook and Instagram.  The ads cite Buffalo’s commitment to protecting our communities from violence and expanding affordable health care in the State.
“Many are saying this will be the ‘year of the women’.  But to create the dramatic and lasting change women need, we can’t just elect women to federal offices–we need to focus on down ballot races too. That need to elect women down ballot could not be more clear after the last month in Washington.  Because Republicans turned their backs on survivors of sexual violence, we now have the most anti-women Supreme Court in generations. The need to have champions to act as a firewall against an ideologically driven Court that is stacked against women has never been greater,” explained Shaunna Thomas, co-founder and executive director of UltraViolet PAC. “That’s why, we’re proud to name Ruth Buffalo as one of the 10 top women candidates to watch in 2018 and endorse her bid to be State Representative in North Dakota’s 27th District. We need more women like Buffalo in our State governments. Buffalo has worked to fight a problem that most lawmakers still choose not to give the proper attention to–trafficking of, and violence against, Indigenous women and girls. As a public health advocate and mom, she has also named affordable healthcare, public safety for all communities, and education equity among her top priorities for all the citizens of North Dakota.”
UltraViolet PAC based its endorsements of Buffalo by scoring potential candidates on 10 key factors, including commitments to:
  1. End to Gender-based Violence: ​A world where sexual assault, sexual harassment, and domestic violence are rare–and when they happen, survivors are supported and perpetrators held accountable. Comprehensive consent-based sex education for all so our children can become adults with healthy, shame-free views on sexuality and relationships grounded in consent and respect.
  2. Immigrant Justice:​ An immigration system based in justice that includes a path to citizenship for immigrants and asylum-seekers and rejects their criminalization and deportation.
  3. Racial Justice:​ Racial equity in every basic aspect of life, including housing, employment, education, health care, and representation in appointed and elected bodies. We must put the needs of people historically abandoned or attacked by the state–people of color, Native people, sex workers of color, and trans people of color– front and center in any attempt to create safe and thriving communities.
  4. LGBTQ Equity: ​A society that celebrates and honors the diversity of genders and sexualities and where all people live free from bullying, violence, and discrimination in workplaces, schools, communities, and accessing healthcare.
  5. Economic Security for All:​ A nation where all people have what they need to live with dignity, including affordable housing, a living wage, and adequate parental, medical, disability, and sick leave for ALL people. An end to gender and race wage gaps.
  6. Disability Justice: All people, including those living with a disability, have the right to live dignified, full, self–directed lives. We must create systems of healthcare, education, housing, and employment that care for ALL people and fully address the needs of those with disabilities.
  7. Safe Communities:​ Safe communities where no one has to live in fear of gun violence.
  8. Healthy Environments: ​Healthy toxin-free land and environments with clean air and water in which to build our families, communities, and futures.
  9. Reproductive Freedom:​ Access to non-judgmental, complete reproductive health care, including abortion access, for all people regardless of income or geography.
  10. Health Care for All:​ Accessible, affordable, quality, and culturally competent health care, including mental health services, for all.

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