17 September 2008

Six women's rights groups endorse Barack Obama

Associated Press • September 17, 2008

WASHINGTON -- Women's rights groups endorsed U.S. Sen.Barack Obama, D-Ill., for president Tuesday, asserting the historic selection of a female Republican vice-presidential candidate does not make up for U.S. Sen. John McCain's lack of support on issues important to women.

"We don't think it's much to break a glass ceiling for one woman and leave millions of women behind," said Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation.

Smeal was among leaders from six organizations that announced their endorsement of Obama at a news conference.

Obama also won the support of the National Organization for Women, which said it has not endorsed a candidate for president since Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro shared the Democratic ticket in 1984.

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