Carol Moseley-Braun

Moseley-Braun Withdraws and Endorses Dean
Carol Moseley-Braun

"Gov. Dean has the energy to inspire the American people, to break the cocoon of fear that envelopes us and empowers president Bush and his entourage from the extreme right wing, and he has a program to put our country back on track to tax fairness, job creation, balanced budgets and an economy that works for everyone regardless of sex or race. He has the experience to know that state and local and national government have to cooperate and collaborate, and end the destructive game of monetary musical chairs that creates unfunded mandates and failing schools. He understands that a real war on terrorism starts with putting the domestic security of the American people first. He can 'work well with others' around the world and craft a foreign policy that is neither arrogant nor preemptive, but that begins with respect and builds on alliances. He takes seriously our stewardship of the planet and our environmental responsibilities. Howard Dean is a Democrat we can all be proud to support."

Carol Moseley-Braun Declares Candidacy on 'Peace, Prosperity, and Progress'
Carol Moseley-Braun

Reuters reports, "Carol Moseley-Braun, the first black woman elected to the Senate, announced on Tuesday that she would enter the crowded field of Democrats seeking the White House. Moseley-Braun, 55, said she would emphasize her opposition to war with Iraq and campaign on domestic issues, including the struggling U.S. economy. Her campaign, she told an audience at the University of Chicago, could be summarized as one promising 'peace, prosperity and progress.' Moseley-Braun, a former Illinois state lawmaker and Cook County official, was elected to the Senate in 1992 -- a race she decided to enter after watching what she called the dismissive attitude displayed by the all-male Senate Judiciary Committee toward Anita Hill during the 1991 confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas... The first black woman to make a presidential bid was former Democratic U.S. Rep. Shirley Chisholm of New York in 1972."