PRESS RELEASE from Obama for America

For Immediate Release
Monday, September 15, 2008
Obama-Biden Campaign Announces Women’s Steering Committee
Campaign kicks off Women’s Week with leaders from across Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA—Fifty-eight women leaders from across the state have agreed to lead up the “Women for Obama” committee in Pennsylvania.  The announcement of this committee is the first of a week-long series of events and activities designed to highlight the stark differences between Barack Obama and John McCain on issues related to women.  Committee members will take the lead in telling Pennsylvania women of Barack Obama’s commitment to closing the pay gap, supporting a woman’s right to choose and standing up for American families.
Lynne Abraham, Philadelphia District Attorney
Jessie Bloom, Lycoming County Democratic Chair
Michele Bortner, Past President, Democratic Women's Federation
Lisa Boscola, State Senator
Diane Bowman, Dauphin County Democratic Chair
Rita Boyle, Activist
Priscilla Brown, Vice President for Investor Relations, Lincoln Financial
Ann Bursis, State Committee Treasurer
Therese Casey, Wife of Senator Bob Casey
Gussie Clark, Former Pennsylvania City Councilwoman
Eileen Connelly, Executive Director, Pennsylvania SEIU
Kathi Cozzone , Chester County Commissioner
Ruth Damsker, Former Montgomery County Commissioner
Sarah Dickinson, Elk County Democratic Chair
Fran Fattah, Associate General Counsel, Chester Upland School District
Happy Fernandez, President, Moore College of Art
Lani Frank, First Vice President, National Women’s Caucus of Pennsylvania
Penny Gerber, Democratic State Committee Southeastern Caucus Chair
Peggy Grove, Caucus Chair/Former Pennsylvania Democratic Party Vice Chair
Barbara Hafer, Former State Treasurer
Pat Halpin-Murphy, Founder and President, Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition
Lois Herr, Democratic Party State Committee/Former Congressional Candidate
Mary Isenhour, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Democratic Party
Susan Jacobson, Executive Vice President for Public Affairs, Tierney Agency
Rubye Jenkins-Husband, Erie City Councilwoman
Jean Jones, Crawford County Democratic Vice-Chair, Professor at Edinboro University
Catherine Baker Knoll, Lieutenant Governor
Nina LiCastro
Judy Lynch, Former Erie County Executive
Jennifer Mann, State Representative
Diane Marseglia, County Commissioner
Sophie Masloff, Former Pittsburgh Mayor
Marcienne Mattleman, President, ASAP/After School Activities Partnerships
Gail McDermott, Cumberland County Democratic Chair
Valerie McDonald-Roberts, Manager, Allegheny County Department of Real Estate
Kathleen McGinty, Former Pennsylvania Secretary of Environmental Protection
Margi McGrath, Sister of Senator Bob Casey
Evie McNulty, Lackawanna County Recorder of Deeds
Phyllis Mundy, State Representative
Stephanie Naidoff, Former Philadelphia Director of Commerce; Founding President, Kimmel Center
JoAnn Nardelli, Vice President Pennsylvania Federation of Democratic Women
Maryanne Petrilla, Luzerne County Commissioner
Molly Rouse-Terlevich, Vice President Pennsylvania Ballet
Susan Rutt, President, Pennsylvania Federation of Democratic Women
Allyson Schwartz, Congresswoman, 13th District
Molly Shepard, President Leading Edge and Member of WHYY Board of Directors
Cynthia Sherbin, President, Pennsylvania National Women's Political Caucus
Pam Snyder, Chairman, Greene County Board of Commissioners
Marian Tasco, Philadelphia City Councilwoman
Elizabeth Vale, Manging Director Morgan Stanley
Anna Verna, Philadelphia City Council President
Chelsea Wagner, State Representative
Nancy Valentine, RN, Ph.D., MPH, FAAN, FNAP, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Main Line Health
Robin Weissman, Pennsylvania State Treasurer
Helen Whiteford, Cambria County Democratic Chair
Connie Williams, State Senator
Gayle Wright, Former Erie Council Woman, Director of Western Pennsylvania Tourism
Lynn Yaekel, Former candidate for U.S. Senate and governor, former Atlantic Regional Director for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

For Immediate Release
Monday, September 15, 2008
Contact Pennsylvania Campaign for Change Press Office