Sen. Clinton’s re-election campaign has recently added two new prominent staffers, Judith Litchman and Maureen White.
Both backgrounds of both women seem ideally suited for a national campaign. Litchman most recently was with the National Partnership for Women and Families, where she advocated for "women and family legislation," including by lobbying President Clinton and Sen. Clinton.
She was also president of the Women’s Legal Defense Fund, where she worked for the passage of the Pregnancy Discrimination act of 1978 and the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1988. Clinton Communications Director Ann Lewis calls Litchman "the architect of the Family and Medical Leave Act, which has been relied on by more than 50 million women and men since it was enacted in 1993."
However, in a 2003 story co-authored by Litchman, she wrote that the FMLA doesn’t go far enough, and wants the federal government to force employers to give their employees paid leave.
Hillary’s campaign will also be joined by Maureen White, who served for five years as the Democratic National Committee’s finance chair, where she worked under Terry McAuliffe and Howard Dean. While there, White helped in increase the number of donors contributing to the Democratic Party from 400,000 in 2000 to nearly 2 million today. White is married to New York investment banker Steven Rattner, who has given Hillary over $11,000 in campaign contributions over the last few years.
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