Sunday, May 15, 2011

Chris Taylor's Campaign Announcement

Here is the unedited text of Chris Taylor's announcement of her candidacy for the 48th Assembly District.

For Immediate Release Contact: Chris Taylor

April 7, 2011 608-886-2490


Progressive Champion and Life-long Advocate Will Fight for Workers, Women and Children

MADISON –Chris Taylor, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Public Policy Director and
life-long advocate for progressive issues, announced that she will run as a Democrat in the special election for the 48th assembly district. The 48th assembly district includes portions of Madison’s east side, Monona, McFarland, the Town of Blooming Grove and the Town of Dunn.

“I’m running for state assembly because the issues I have fought for my entire life are under attack like never before,” said Taylor. “The people of Assembly District 48 deserve a progressive champion like me who has experience in advancing progressive causes that help working people and families in these extremely challenging times. That is what I have done my entire career and what I will continue to do as state representative.”

As the Public Policy Director for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin for the last eight years,
Chris has been an advocate for women and their families. She has tirelessly and successfully worked to advance landmark legislation to protect women’s health, including the 2007-2008 passage of the Compassionate Care for Rape Victims Act through the then Republican controlled state assembly. This
law now ensures that rape survivors have access to Emergency Contraception to prevent pregnancy in all hospital emergency rooms.

As a state representative, Chris will:

• Protect all working families by fighting to restore and safeguard worker’s rights and creating living
wage jobs;

• Defend and expand women’s rights to access critical health care, such as breast and cervical cancer screenings and ensure fair treatment in insurance plan coverage;

• Stand up for our children’s future by fighting for good public schools, clean drinking water and safe lakes to swim in.

“As a mom, the daughter of a public school elementary teacher and as a human rights advocate, I will not accept Governor Walker and the Republican leadership’s war on working families, women and
children,” said Taylor. “The people of Assembly District 48 deserve better and I will fight every day to protect our values, make our voices heard and move a progressive agenda forward.”

Prior to joining Planned Parenthood, Chris was in private law practice for six years, advocating on a variety of issues affecting employees, women and children. Chris and her husband, Jim Feldman, a professor in the UW system in environmental studies, are raising their two childchildren on Madison’s east side, where they are long-time residents.

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