The Philadelphia Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) has officially endorsed Democratic candidate Helen Gym for Philadelphia City Council.
“We are thrilled to endorse a candidate of such caliber,” said Nina Ahmad, Ph.D., President of Philadelphia NOW.
“We look forward to having a strong woman’s voice representing our interests in City Council; someone who is smart, principled and whose experience in fighting for public education, immigrant justice and civil rights will create a better tomorrow for all Philadelphians. Helen Gym will be a much needed breath of fresh air in Council.”
Helen Gym responded to the endorsement, saying, “Throughout my career I have worked to change narratives around marginalized groups of people who have had to fight for their identity and voice, and I am honored to have the endorsement of Philadelphia NOW, an organization that works tirelessly to promote equality and justice for women and minorities.”
Philadelphia NOW is the latest in a string of endorsements for Gym, which also includes State Rep. Brian Sims, Neighborhood Networks and the Working Families Party.