Morton, a well-know Democratic activist who formally
endorsed John Edwards
announced today that she is endorsing Barack Obama for
President. Ms. Morton, a family therapist, small
business owner, and ordained Southern Baptist minister,
was the head of Georgia Women for Obama for the
Kerry/Edwards campaign in 2004 and sits on the Executive
Committee of the Georgia Democratic Party. Ms.
Morton has chosen Barack
Obama because of his ability to uplift and unite
people for change, and help female candidates up and
down the ballot in November.
said, "I am proud to have supported John and Elizabeth
Edwards who embraced a bold agenda for change; now, I am
pleased to support another powerful agent for change,
Senator Barack Obama.
Senator Obama has inspired
and engaged a new generation of Democratic voters who
will help build Democratic majorities in November and in
the future. In Georgia,
between now and November, I will be working hard to
elect wonderful Democratic women to state and local
office. I want the candidate at the top of the ticket
who best helps those women win their elections. Without
question, that candidate is now Barack Obama."
is an honor to have Amy Morton's support," said Barack Obama. "She
is a dedicated advocate for families and she is a
Democrat who brings people together. I am pleased
that she shares our vision of hope and has joined our
movement for change."
Morton also serves Vice Chair of the Board and
Chair of the Candidate Selection Committee of Georgia's
WIN List, a political action committee dedicated to
supporting Democratic women candidates for state level
Edwards, Obama refused donations from PACs and
lobbyists and vowed to stand up to the special interests
that have blocked so much progress for working Americans
Other former Edwards supporters said they were voting
for Obama because he's the only candidate in the race
who has the ability to unite
around a common vision for the future and win the votes
of Republicans and Independents whose support is
critical to winning the general election.