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Twenty-three years after the Virginia Clinton Kelley Democratic Women first banded together in Hot Springs in remembrance of the late mother of our 42nd U.S. president, "the organization is still going strong."

The mid-term election season has kept VCK busy all summer supporting progressive candidates throughout Arkansas. From local fundraisers to Clinton dinners to candidate barnstorms, VCK has been making their continued presence known.

"We've been having a lot of fun networking both locally and in a broader context," says Gina Boshears, president of VCK, in the press release. "The highlight of the summer was driving to Little Rock together in a bus to support the Progressive Arkansas Women, a PAC committed to financially backing 54 vetted women candidates across the state."

Like PAWPAC, VCK considers gender-balanced representation an imperative, as fewer than 20 percent of Arkansas legislators are women. "We need all voices at the table making decisions for the beautifully diverse people across the state. We also need people in there making responsible decisions concerning education and the protection of our environment," added Boshears. "VCK is fully committed to moving Arkansas forward."

VCK Democratic Women meet at 6 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of every month at the HSU/Landmark Building. There is a social with wine and hors d'oeuvres 5:30 p.m. Men are welcome to join as associate members. For more information, call Boshears at 857-212-6926.

Society on 09/09/2018

Print Headline: VCK Democratic Women in full force

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