Women To Win Candidate Forum


September_22nd_event_meme.pngWe are less than 2 months away from November 3, 2020. Democratic women running for Congress this November need your support more than ever!  

Join the Global Women’s Caucus for a “Women to Win” Candidate Forum on September 22. These Democrats will speak about their priorities for governing, what brought them into the political arena and the state of the races in their districts - and take your questions. They need our help to advance crucial Democratic priorities such as immigration reform, climate action, addressing economic inequality, and of course, access to healthcare.

Patricia Ackerman (Nevada 02)

Patricia Ackerman is the daughter of immigrants, both Holocaust survivors. After enduring the war and the Soviet oppression that followed, her parents fled to America, determined to succeed. They passed along their fierce will to live free to their daughter.

At the age of 21, Patricia started her first business, a successful interior landscaping firm. A variety of other careers and pursuits followed from signing up to be an undercover agent for the FBI to becoming an accomplished high-altitude mountain climber.  In 2018, Patricia ran for State Assembly in Nevada's 39th District as a champion of health care reform, an issue close to her heart.  Although she came up short, she was inspired to run again, this time for a House seat in Nevada’s 2nd District. On June 9th, she rose to the top of a crowded primary field, securing 49% of the vote, and is set to face Republican Mark Amodei, a four-term incumbent, in November.  

 Teresa Leger Fernandez (New Mexico 03)

Teresa Leger Fernandez is an American attorney, born and raised in Northern New Mexico. She has lived on both US coasts, having earned her Bachelor’s in Connecticut at Yale and then her law degree in California at Stanford. 

Teresa has spent her 30-year career working in New Mexico as a lawyer for Leger Law & Strategy, founded on and committed to the single principle of making a positive social impact. Teresa has represented indigenous tribes and their business entities, as well as community leaders. She is also a fierce proponent of universal access to healthcare (Medicare for All), speaking as a breast cancer survivor and mother.  

Desiree Tims (Ohio 10)

Desiree was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. A proud product of Ohio public schools, she became the first in her family to earn a four-year degree when she graduated from Xavier University. She then went on to earn her law degree from Georgetown. 

As an undergraduate, Desiree volunteered with President Obama’s 2008 campaign in Southwest Ohio. This choice landed her a position in the Obama Administration during his first term. After, Desiree remained on Capitol Hill to work for Senators Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York. During this time, she served as President of the Senate Black Legislative Staff Caucus and worked to advance policy issues such as reauthorization of the farm bill, increasing the minimum wage, affordable child care, health care, and climate change.

Hiral Tipirneni (Arizona 06)

Hiral Tiperneni has served the Phoenix area for more than 20 years as an emergency room physician, cancer research advocate and on the board of directors of the Maricopa Health Foundation.  Tiperneni’s family emigrated from India to Ohio when she was three, and was inspired to become a doctor after a childhood illness.  She became a cancer research advocate after losing her mother and nephew to cancer. 

Tiperneni has said that, while working in the emergency room, she “… saw firsthand the consequences of failed Washington leadership.”  Tipirneni supports Medicare for All, expanded family and medical leave and policies protecting women’s reproductive healthcare rights.   Hiral believes gun violence is a public health issue and will work to develop a path to common-sense gun safety reform.  On August 4th she won a four-candidate, Democratic primary and is facing a Republican incumbent who recently admitted 11 violations of campaign finance regulations, resulting in a $50,000 fine

Please join us to learn about how you can help these amazing women win! RSVP to receive the information for joining this virtual event.  And read more about some of the candidates in their recent interviews on the DA GWC Candidate Information Action Team webpage:  www.democratsabroad.org/wc_cia_team 

If you have questions for the candidates, you can send them in advance to [email protected]. Please use the subject line “Women to Win Forum - question”


Local Event Start Time

Vancouver, Canada 09:00 PDT 
Minneapolis, USA 11:00 CDT
Washington DC, USA 12:00 EDT 
London, United Kingdom 17:00 BST 
Frankfurt, Germany 18:00 CEST 
Nairobi, Kenya 19:00 EAT
Dubai, United Arab Emirates 20:00 GST 
Bangkok, Thailand 21:00 ICT 
Beijing, China 22:00 CST

Remember to request and return your absentee ballot as soon as possible. Go to https://www.votefromabroad.org/ to get started. If you need help, our voter assistance team will be on hand directly after the webinar to answer your questions.

September 22, 2020 at 12pm - 1pm Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Zoom - Online Forum
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