Endorsed by the Southeast Pennsylvania Chapter of the multi-issue progressive feminist advocacy group
Philadelphia, PA – The Southeast Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Organization for Women PAC (SEPA NOW PAC), a key feminist advocacy group in the region has endorsed Tracey Gordon for State Representative of the 191st Legislative District. Since a large part of PA 191 lies within Philadelphia County, the Philadelphia Chapter of NOW PAC strongly recommended that SEPA endorse Tracey Gordon. Ms. Gordon was born and raised in Philadelphia and has been a community activist in Southwest Philadelphia for many years. She continues to honor the legacy of her father, noted film director Jamaa Fanaka (born Walter Gordon 1942-2012) whose famous film “Penitentiary” marked the transition moment between blaxploitation and independent black filmmaking. Ms. Gordon has the determination and grit of her father and said in regards to her candidacy, “I did not expect to be handed the nomination. I have to fight hard for a voice in my community and my work speaks for itself.” Her life experiences have helped shape her ideas and understand how legislation affects people’s lives. She is a single mother of four children and has worked hard to support her family. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Temple University and is certified in Community Based Economic Development from the University of Delaware. She previously served as Deputy Commissioner for the City Commissioner and was Committeewoman for the 40th Ward (B), 24th Division from 2010-2012. Ms. Gordon’s relationship with constituents is important to her. She said, “I am known in this community as fighting for our basic human needs and quality of life, and the 191st Legislative district needs someone that is willing to roll up their sleeves and fight for them.” She is a Philly 311 liaison and has been a Block Captain for over 15 years. Ms. Gordon’s experience and growth help make her a strong candidate for State Representative for the 191st Legislative District. Her hard work and dedication to improving her community earned her SEPA NOW PAC’s endorsement. Nina Ahmad, Ph.D., President of Philadelphia NOW and voting member of SEPA NOW PAC, articulated that, “We are thrilled to endorse Tracey, whose positions are consistent with those of NOW. She is a fierce advocate for the underrepresented communities in this region, and we look forward to working with her as a State Legislator as she crafts laws to protect women’s rights and create opportunities for all.”
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The National Organization for Women:
The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since its founding in 1966, NOW’s goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.