Raskin pictured with 6 of the 9 former presidents of the Woman's Democratic Club of Montgomery County who endorsed his campaign. From left to right: Dorothy Barthelmes, Madeleine Sigel, Jane Merkin, Senator Jamie Raskin, Susan Messitte, Carole Brand, and Beth Tomasello. Not pictured: Roberta Hochberg, Anne Healy, and Daphne Bloomberg. (Photo by Doug Wallick)
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A RECORD OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR WOMEN. Please click here to read all about Jamie's proven record as an effective progressive leader on issues of particular importance to women.
On September 27, 2015, more than 550 women across Maryland’s 8th District declared their support and endorsement for State Senator Jamie Raskin in his surging campaign for Congress. Assembling at the Bethesda Chevy Chase Rescue Squad, “Women for Jamie” held a rally that featured speakers from throughout Raskin’s life—former students, legislative colleagues, family members, small business owners, and community organizers. They all told their own stories about why they support Jamie. It was an afternoon filled with beautiful music, moving speeches and great political excitement. Support for Women for Jamie has continued to grow dramatically since the event. Here are some highlights.
What Women Are Saying About Jamie Raskin
"As Vice-Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, I have gotten to know Jamie Raskin well over the last decade and I really have no choice but to endorse him for Congress! His work ethic is amazing, his values are incredibly strong, and he has the intelligence and personality to build powerful coalitions for big changes." --Delegate Kathleen Dumais
“Jamie through his life not only has helped young people stand up for their rights and stand up for their voice but he’s helped all of us. He changed my life as well.” – Mary Beth Tinker
“Jamie supports small businesses like mine in Montgomery County. He wrote the benefit corporation legislation and got it enacted – Maryland is the first state to have this law. Jamie is wonderful – a people person, someone you can talk to and always responsive. Thank you, Jamie. We love you.” – Sarah Mussie
“Jamie means what he says and does what he says. He’s been a wonderful leader for District 20. I think Jamie will be the one to lead us down the right road. For all the things he can do for us, Jamie will be the best thing that happened in Montgomery County and the U.S. Congress.” – Delegate Sheila Hixson
“We need Jamie Raskin in Congress because we need somebody in Congress who will fight and leave no woman behind – somebody who will assure that the rights and access to reproductive health care are guaranteed to all of us. Jamie, we need you!” –Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart
“When you’re asking for action, you’re asking for Raskin!” – Daisy Raskin (Jamie’s niece)
”I witnessed Professor Raskin’s sincerity in everything he does – not only is he supportive of students but he really is committed to helping those who have less, those who are marginalized, those who are the silent voices in our society and he fights hard… I know he will continue this work as a congressperson.” –Jeannette Manning
“We have been so thankful for Jamie’s leadership on marriage equality. Back in 2006, Jamie actually believed and was willing to say that our family deserved the same respect and protections as any other family in our community.” –Nicole and Ruti Berner-Kadish
“Jamie loves young people – he loves to help them as a mentor and teacher. Jamie is very supportive of our schools.” –Elizabeth Cove, Montgomery Blair High School Student
“Jamie is one of the most respected and beloved legislators in the General Assembly because of his leadership, his intellect, his convictions, energy and his ability to work with Democrats and Republicans to pass major laws - laws that have helped uplift countless individuals in our state, particularly some of our most vulnerable citizens. Building on his stellar track record in the legislature, I think he would do even more for us in Congress. It is so essential we have a congressperson with a track record. … In this race, experience and a track record matters. We need somebody who knows what to do.” –State Senator Susan Lee
"Jamie is an effective, proven legislator, responsive to constituents' concerns, and with a strong record of working hard to make life better for the citizens of Maryland. That's why Jamie Raskin is my choice for Congress!" –Carole Brand, former two-term President of the Woman's Democratic Club of Montgomery County (1999-2001, 2001-2003)
"Jamie Raskin knows how to work across the aisle, how to build coalitions and how to compromise. These are the skills which we all know are currently lacking in the U.S. Congress — and which Jamie will bring to a Capitol Hill that sorely needs them.”–Jane Merkin, former President of the Woman's Democratic Club of Montgomery County (2011-2013)
"I sincerely encourage you to vote for Jamie Raskin for Congress. He is a great listener who truly cares about the interests of all people without partiality. He will fight for all of us and serve us well." --Joyce Seamens, Community Actiist
"Women Win With Jamie" Members
Juliette Aakaria * Saada Abdallah * Isabel Abrahams * Nancy Abramowitz * Kay Abrams * Emily Ackerman * Abigail Adelman * Lindsey Agnamba * Promise Ahlstrom* Javiera Alarcon * Rosaline Aloh Attey * Gina Angiola * Jean Athey * Judy Appelbaum * Judith Arbacher * Ann Arevalo * Matilde Arciniegas * Mary Arimond * Erika Armetta * Josephine Atanga * Patricia Aufderheide * Hannah Aurbach * Martha Bair Steinbock * Anne Balcer * Marion Ballard * Elizabeth Banach * Florence Banks * Jaime Banks * Mary Ann Banta * Karen Barbour * Jennifer Barmon * Dr. Ann Barnet * Dr. Beth Barnet * Isa Barnet * Juliana Barnet * Judi Barth * Dorothy Barthelmes * Joy Bennett * Kate Bennis * Rebecca Benson * Theresa Bergen * Ruti Berner-Kadish * Nicole Berner-Kadish * Fran Bernstein * Agnes Besong * Dana Beyer * Shruti Bhatnagar * Elaine Binder * Kathryn Blare * Arlene Bloom * Daphne Bloomberg * Elizabeth Boa * Deb Bodner * Linda Bowan * Rosmary Bowan * Jermaine Denee Bowens * Marilyn Bracken * Regina Brailsford * Carole Brand * Abby Brandt * Shawn Brennan * Franca Brilliant * Mimi Brody * Sally Bruckner * Margaret Buckley * Reba Buda * Tiana Butcher * Dr. Yvette Butler * Sue Byrnes * Ann Byron * Darsie Cahall * Naomi Cahn * Alice Johnson Cain * Eriak Callaway Kleiner * Jessy Campos * Laura Cantilo * Susan Carle * Audrey Carpenter * Lorig Charkoudian * Genevieve Chase * Mary Jane Checchi * Lynne Cherry * Sonia Chessen * Laurie Chin * Sue Cimbricz * Peggy Clarke * Deyanira Clori * Jennifer Cohen * Marlene Cohen * Shelley Cohen Fudge * Betsy Cohn * Betsy Combs * Elizabeth Conklin * Kathleen Connor * Diana Conway * Lisa Cookson * Karen Cordry * Anita Cowan * Carmela Cowgill * Jacki Coyle * Mary Claire Cranford * Amy Cress * Virginia Crisman * Maria Cristina Garcia * Kristi Cruzat * Catherine Cummings * Amy Tenney Curren * Karen Czapanskiy * Jennifer Dabson * Fran Daniel * Rhea Dash * Angela Davis * Carol Davis * Christina Dean * Donna Delacruz * Esther Delaplaine * Colette deMarneffe * Peggy Dennis * Kathryn Desmond * Sylvia Diss * Judy Docca * Pat Donovan * Anna Doroshaw * Renee Drayton * Lisa Dubay * Whitney Duck * Lauren Dudley * Ruth Dudley * Dr. Liza Wilson Durant * Cindy Dyballa * Kimberly Dyer * Shannon Earle * Felicia Eberling * Bridget Edwards * Lois Edwards * Clara Ekeke * Whitney Ellenby * Mona Ellis * Joan Elliston * Susan Emmer * Margaret Engel * Rosie Engman * Monica Ettinger * Barbara Eyman * Glory Eyong * Bagher Fardanesh * Christine Farley * Norma Fedder * Debra Felix * Patricia D. Fenn * Ternberham Fentike * Lois Fern * Ann Fieldhouse * Miti Figueredo * Rebecca Fishman * Christine Fitzgerald * Joan Flaherty * Elizabeth Flaim * Katy Flanagan * Carol Flaisher * Janet Fleischman * Mary Ellen Flynn * Megan Foley * Joan Fonka * Agnes Forbin * Anne Frances * Roz Frank * Lucy Freeman * Bonnie Freidman * Marcy Frosh * Wendy Frosh * Allison Fultz * Janice Funderburk * Amy Fusting * Katherine Gagarin * Cayo Gamber * Jody Gan * Joanne Ganginis * Alison Gansler * Michelle Garcia * Bonnie Garrett * Margaret Gelin * Esther Gelman * Judy Gelman * Sharon Gelman * Susan Genn * Sarah Genua * Susan Gilson * Suzan Gildenhorn * Tracy Gipson * Gwen Glesmann * Kristine Goddard * Barbara Goldberg Goldman * Tracey Goldman * Janet Goldberg * Aviva Goldfarb * Melanie Goldstein * Amy Golen * Jenn Gorelik * Gail Gottlieb * Donna Graham-Harris * Nancy Graham * Fiona Grant * Carol Lynn Green * Tammy Green * Margaret Greene * Angela Greenberg * Gail Greenberg * Nancy Greenspan * Raina Greifer * Regina Gretschel * Barbara Griffith * Liesl Groberg * Joan Grosfeld * Jennifer Grossman * Sandra Grossman * Marjorie Gustafson * Ellen Haber * Ann Hacker * Judith P. Hallett * Sara Hankins * Judy Hanrahan * Sally Hardin * Elizabeth Hargrave * Lynne Harris * Mary Lou Hartman * Mimi Hassenein * Molly Hauck * Toba Hausner * Jeryl Hayes * Anne Healy * Susan Healy * Emily Hecht-McGowan * Helena Heilig * Sara Heilig * Judith Heimann * Margi Helsel-Arnold * Susan Heltemes * Michelle Henderson * Shirley Henderson * Anjelica Hendricks * Margaret Henoch * Barbara Henry * Ruthie Herman * Danielle Hermey * Ileana Herrell * Kathleen Hill * Lori Hill * Bridget Hill-Zayat * The Hon. Sheila Hixson * Jackie Hoffenberg * Virginia Hogan * Wilma Holmes * Andrea Holtermann * Eileen Hoover * Helen Hopps * Jennifer Hosey * Curry Rose Hoskey * Elise Hughes * Anna Hukill * Holly Hukill * Mary Hunter * Lesley Israel * Sue Jacobson * Pauline Jakobsberg * Lenna Israbian-Jamgochian * Michelle Janney Coyle * Anne Jarrett * Darrel Jodry * Mila Johns * Alison Jones * Christina Jones * Jackie Jones * Lois Jordan * M. Elizabeth Joyce * Anne S. Kasper * Betsey Katiti * Stacey Katz * Susan Katz Miller * Judy Kaufman * Tracy Kaufman * Bethany Karn * Lee Ann Kate * Sam Kebede * Lucy Keker * Kate Kelliher * Ann Kemp * Aviva Kempner * Gudrun E. Kendon * Wendy Kent * Ann Kempsi * Emily Kiernan * Sally Kima * Sareana Kimia * Angela King * Betty King * Cindy King * Joan King * Lisa Kingsley * Mary Kiraly * Marian Kisch * Carla Kish * Louise Klee * Aileen Klein * Andrea Kline * Emily Koechlin * Diana Kohn * Caroline Kolar * Rana Koll-Mandel * Paula Kowalczuk * Meera Krishnamoorthy * Keshini Ladduwahetty * Jill Langford * Minh Le * Carol Leahy * Beth Leanza * Patty LeBlanc * The Hon. Susan Lee * Hagit Leibowitz * Ivy Leichman * Barbara Lenders * Barbara Lenkerd * Cara Lesser * Laurie Lester * Rachel Lettve * Mibi Leuvelink * Barbara Levin * Barbara Levine * The Hon. 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Karen Montgomery * Sera Moragan * Donna Moran * Patrice Moran * Tessa Mork * Cheryl Morden * Heidi Mordhorst * Megan Moriarty * Marci Moskowitz * Joan Moyers * Paulette Mpouma * Amanda Mueller * Barbara Mulitz * Katie Mullen * Joan Murtagh * Sara Mussie * Beverly Nadel * Marlene Naide * Karen Nakata * Loretta Neumann * Stephanie Ney * Marthe Noss * Florence Ntoh * Elizabeth Null * Joy Nurmi * Annie O’Keefe * Susan Ogden * Moriam Oju * Sylvia Olivetti * Lynn Olson * Patricia O’Neill * Diane Orentlicher * Nicole Oshin * Mabintau Ouattara * Jessica Palmer * Younghoon Park * Mara Parker * Corrine Parver * Jen Pauliukonis * Karen Paul-Stern * Nancy Peavy * Teddi Pensinger * Amalia Perez * Michelle Phillips * Brenda Platt * Dominique Porter * Louise Postman * Kristen Pramuk * Erin Prangley * Debra Prybyla * Beth Py-Lieberman * Kathe Quinn * Pearl Radcliff * Beryl Radin * Eden Raskin * Erika Raskin * Hannah Raskin * Lynn Raskin * Tabitha Raskin * Mary Reardon * Christine Reesor * Ashley Rhinehart * Kate Rhudy * Marie Ritzo * Becky Robert * Rachel Roberts * Sandy Robinson * Martha Robinson * Jessica Rodgers * Gwendolyn C. Rogers * Annie Rohlin * Sandra Roland * Helen Rosenblum * Beth Rosenthal * Maureen Ross * Karen Rothman * Fran Rothstein * Nancy Rowland * Joanne Royce * Doreen Rozario * Noreen Rozario * Sally Rudney * Molly Ruhl * Caroline Russell * Jessica Sadler * Tonya Saffer * Nicole Salimbene * Dedra Salitrik * Nikita Salker * Barbara Salkin * Sharon Salus * Monique Samuel * Margo Sandago * Louise Sanders * Diana T. 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