BOSTON, July 13, 2018 — The Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus' Political Action Committee has endorsed Allison Werder of Longmeadow in her race to become State Representative for 2ndHampden District, serving Monson, Hampden, ¾’s of East Longmeadow and Longmeadow.
Allison Werder is the former president of MassLive, the co-founder of Women Innovators and Trailblazers (WIT), which supports female-led startups in Western Mass. She also serves as a board member of the Center for Human Development, the region's largest provider of social services, and as chairman of the Homefield Advantage Committee for the Western Mass Economic Development Council, is a Trustee of Western New England University and a former board member of Valley Venture Mentors, the region’s largest start-up accelerator.
“I’m honored and grateful to receive this endorsement from MWPC,” said Allison. “I’m thrilled to work together to achieve our shared goal to have more women engaged in and elected into our political system in Massachusetts.”
These endorsements come as more women are seeking the support of the MWPC, whose mission is to "recruit, train and elect" women to political office. This year's endorsements include races for state representative, state Senate and district attorney.
"We are pleased to endorse a group of terrific women candidates who are highly qualified and committed to making positive changes in districts across Massachusetts," said Laurie Martinelli, executive director, in a statement. "This is a watershed year for the caucus in many respects, and through these endorsements for offices statewide we are seeing this women’s movement unfolding right in front of our eyes."
The MWPC PAC endorsements yielded major successes last year, as 29 of the 36 candidates endorsed in the fall 2017 municipal elections won their races. The caucus hopes to continue on this successful trajectory by providing candidates with a myriad of resources and tools needed to compete and win, including communications and social media support, volunteer recruitment, and voter outreach.
For more information on the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus, please visit www.mwpc.org.