Washington, DC – MARCH ON is proud to announce our endorsement of Gwendolyn Combs in Arkansas’ 2nd Congressional District. Gwen is a public school teacher, a U.S. Air Force veteran, mother and founder of March On Arkansas. Though Gwen has stepped down from her duties with March On Arkansas to focus on her run for Congress, MARCH ON supports her run and her platform of civil rights for all, affordable healthcare, and getting NRA money out of politics. In her run against incumbent French Hill, a known NRA supporter, Combs has signed a pledge to never take money from the NRA and to fight for gun reform — the only candidate in Arkansas to do so.
Cathy May, a founding member of the Women’s March for Arkansas and March On Arkansas spokesperson, had this to say: “Gwen is the epitome of someone who is walking the walk, not just talking about how things need to change. She draws from a wealth of life experience and gets things done. She has worn many hats in her life — mother, school teacher, veteran, activist — and she is bringing all of those experiences into this race. That is incredibly admirable and incredibly valuable. She truly believes in this country and that we are capable of doing better. There is no one I think is more qualified to represent our state in Congress.”
“We are so excited to be endorsing one of our own,” said MARCH ON Executive Director Vanessa Wruble. “Gwen is a fearless advocate and activist and MARCH ON will do everything we can to support her, including raising money through our Super PAC to reinforce her efforts,” said MARCH ON Executive Director Vanessa Wruble. “MARCH ON is committed to supporting the candidates and causes that the movement chooses, and as we head into the midterms we expect to see a surge of participation from our marchroots army.”
MARCH ON is a new political organization comprised of women-led political activist groups that grew out of the women’s marches of January 21, 2017. They have come together as a united force to take concrete, coordinated actions at the federal, state, and local levels to impact elections and take our country in a better direction. March On is not affiliated with Women’s March, Inc.