The Women’s Campaign Forum has begun to wonder WTF is up with Jennifer Brunner being shunned by the likes of EmiLEE’s List.

The voters have already signaled their support in the polls ? so why are the boys at the top holding back??Why do national committees continue to tilt the playing field in favor of male candidates, without clear justification?

Hmmm…..why don’t we ask EmiLEE’s List political director, Jonathan Parker, why his organization, whose self proclaimed goal is the election of pro-choice Democratic women, isn’t supporting Jennifer Brunner, who Lee Fisher’s own supporters now believe may win this primary?? Check the EmiLEE’s List blog– not one mention of Jennifer Brunner.? Check their candidate list – no Brunner.? I suppose it would be too embarrassing to have the only male picture on that page be Lee Fisher, eh?

Here’s the deal – yeah, I’d like to see EmiLEE’s List jump in here soon and dump a bunch of cash into Ohio for Jennifer Brunner.? Sure. But make no mistake, Jonathan – this is an existential moment for your organization.? If EmiLEE’s List cannot bring themselves to support Jennifer Brunner in this primary, after what Brunner has done for Ohio’s electoral integrity, after what she has done for women, after winning the JOHN F. KENNEDY PROFILE IN FUCKING COURAGE AWARD, after the grit and toughness she has shown during this primary, and now at the point that she is actually in a position to WIN THIS PRIMARY, even by Lee Fisher supporters’ OWN ADMISSION well…….then what the hell are you there for, Jonathan?

This really isn’t a tough call for Jonathan Parker.? He can either choose Lee Fisher, or he can choose his organization’s credibility long term.? Let’s help Jonathan Parker make that call.

jparker@emilyslist.org

Phone: (202) 326-1400

Email Jonathan Parker, and tell him that it’s time for his organization to live up to the meaning of its creed.? Clock’s ticking.? If you can’t support Jennifer Brunner, Jonathan, then you can’t be counted on to support any woman running for office.? That’s just a fact, which you can prove or disprove by your own actions.

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  • Wait. You lost me at their political director being a dude…

  • baggeroh

    Eric, he may be in touch with his feminine side.

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  • Yes. I supposed he must be. 😉

  • mvirenicus

    ugh. please tell me Angie's List is really run by an Angie.

  • mvirenicus

    i only need to remember that emiLEE's list gave my congressional district betty sutton. *yawn*

  • adriennne

    Thanks for the info guys…just sent the email.
    Adrienne

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  • louisascott

    This is what I just sent to Emily's List. I live in Ohio.

    I have been a longtime supporter of Emily's List. I went to college with Ellen Malcolm and our fathers were college roommates. But this time I am not renewing my membership because I am furious that you have not supported/endorsed Jennifer. I have worked for her for the past year and know that she is the PERFECT EL candidate. She has even been bold enough to come out in favor of gay marriage. What more do you want from a candidate? When I get calls from you all, I say that i am giving the money to Jennifer instead. I am interested that there is another organization in DC WCF who has sent people to Ohio and who are doing phone banking. I am not sure I am ever going back to you all after this experience!

  • Louisa Scott

    PS. Why is the director of EMILY'S LIST a man???? What is up with that? Please answer ???

  • louisascott

    I understand that Jonathan Parker's wife works for Strickland in D.C. so she must be a Lee Fisher supporter…”The Governor's Candidate”. If that is the case, it is unconscionable and I will never go back to being a member of Emily's List!

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