National Organization for Women PAC endorses Patricia Ackerman for Congress
Carson City, NV (April 1, 2020) – The National Organization for Women Political Action Committee has formally endorsed Patricia Ackerman for Nevada Congressional District 2. NOW PAC only endorses candidates who take uncompromising stands on: reproductive rights and justice; economic justice; ending violence against women; racial justice; LGBTQIA+ rights; and constitutional equality.
Jeri Burton, President of Nevada NOW, stated: “Nevada NOW was happy to recommend that NOW PAC endorse Patricia Ackerman for NV-02. We were impressed by her tireless community involvement on NOW’s core issues and we feel she will be the important feminist ally that we need in Nevada.”
“Growing up in a home plagued by domestic violence, and witnessing firsthand the effects of patriarchy on my family, women’s equality has always been a driving force in my career,” stated Patricia Ackerman. “As someone who has served with the Long Beach Mounted Police, worked as an FBI independent contractor, and been a high-altitude mountaineer, I was often the only or one of few women in the room. Organizations like NOW PAC are critical in breaking down unnecessary barriers, and I am honored to receive NOW PAC’s endorsement.”
The endorsement from NOW PAC is in addition to the following in endorsements received by Patricia Ackerman:
- National Women’s Political Caucus
- Six PAC
- West Wendover City Council Member Kathy Durham
- Nevada State Democratic Party Central Committee Member Larry Jackson
- Sparks City Council Candidate Elvira Diaz
- Jessica Padrón, Founder, Padrón Strategies & Solutions
- Author & Attorney Dave Simon
About Patricia Ackerman
Patricia Ackerman is the daughter of Ukranian immigrants who arrived in this country fleeing the destruction of World War II. Patricia’s mother was forced slave labor for Nazi Germany, while her father almost starved to death in a concentration camp. At the age of 15, Patricia left a home plagued by domestic violence. With a GED in hand, Patricia started her own successful small business as an interior landscape designer at the age of 21. Patricia would go on to become an award-winning stage actress, a member of the Long Beach Mounted Police, an FBI independent contractor, and an accomplished high-altitude mountaineer. Patricia’s greatest driving force in her run for public office is her mother. From 2007-2013, Patricia acted as her mother’s primary caregiver. Toward the end of her mother’s life, Patricia could not find a local doctor who would take medicare in a timely fashion. Having to wait weeks, her mother passed away the day before her appointment. Patricia Ackerman wants to lead the charge in producing a healthcare system that is affordable and accessible to Northern Nevada. Follow Patricia on Twitter or Facebook.