NC NOW Endorses Wiley Nickel for State Senate in the newly created 16th District.
Cary, NC – The Wiley Nickel for State Senate campaign announced the endorsement of NC NOW in his race for the newly created 16th Senate District (Cary, Morrisville & NW Raleigh). NC NOW Political Action Committee joins a growing list of powerful organizations and local, state and federal leaders lining up behind Nickel’s campaign.
Nickel said, “I’m so proud to have the support of NC NOW (National Organization for Women) Political Action Committee in my campaign for state Senate! I stand behind their mission of eliminating discrimination and achieving equal rights for all women and girls in all aspects of life. In the NC Senate I look forward to working closely with NOW to protect women’s reproductive rights, promote racial justice and defend LGBTQ rights. It’s about time we passed the ERA and I’m hopeful that we can finally pass the Equal Rights Amendment in 2019. I want my daughter to live in a state where where women are afforded the same rights as men. I’m grateful to have the support of NC NOW PAC and am excited about what we can accomplish in the North Carolina state Senate.”
Nickel won the May 8th Democratic primary election. He has been endorsed by dozens of prominent Democratic elected officials and organizations, like Equality NC, the Sierra Club, NC League of Conservation Voters, Planned Parenthood Votes! South Atlantic, North Carolina State AFL-CIO, North Carolina Advocates for Justice Political Action Committee, #VOTE PRO CHOICE, the Triangle Labor Council, Deborah Ross, Senator Jeff Jackson, Mayor TJ Cawley, Raleigh City Council Member Stef Mendell, Durham City Council Member Vernetta Alston, Morrisville Town Council Member Steve Rao, Morrisville Town Council Member Jerry Windle, Former Congressman Bob Etheridge, Former NC Senator Cal Cunningham, Former Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby, John I. Wilson, former Executive Director of the National Education Association and dozens of other local elected officials and community leaders.