The following is posted at the Women’s Campaign Forum website:
Lynne Williams is running for State Senate in Maine’s 28th District. Williams has spent many years as an attorney and organizer, working with disenfranchised communities to give them a voice in the halls of power. Williams now represents community groups that are resisting industrial development in their communities and is a member of the Bar Harbor, Maine Planning Board. She also practices First Amendment law representing environmental and peace activists as well as estate planning for families with disabled family members. In October 2007, Williams was awarded the “Hands of Peace” award from the Eastern Maine Peace and Justice Center, and in 2008 was awarded the “Conservationist of the Year” award from RESTORE: the North Woods. To learn more, visit Lynne Williams’ website.
And this is posted at Lynne William’s campaign website:
I am very pleased to have received the endorsement of the D.C. based Women’s Campaign Forum, for my State Senate race. The WCF is the oldest, national non-partisan political committee of its kind, and endorses only women who support reproductive health choices for all.
It provides technical assistance, financial support and great contacts. Hopefully I will be able to get a contribution to help pay off my gubernatorial debt and/or towards my seed money fundraising. However, the most exciting aspect of this endorsement is that fact that, to my knowledge, the WCF has never endorsed a Green Party candidate. In my interview with the WCF leadership, I emphasized how important it was that we establish a relationship between WCF and the fabulous woman who are running – and who will run in the future – as Green Party candidates. I truly believe that this is the start of just such a relationship.