SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is urging Democratic voters not to be complacent about the November midterm elections, saying working women and their families will lose out on a better future if Republicans gain control of both houses of Congress.

Clinton made the remarks during a sold-out women’s luncheon in San Francisco that raised $1.4 million for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

The fundraiser was hosted by House Democratic leader and former speaker Nancy Pelosi. Referring to the possibility of Clinton running for president in 2016, Pelosi joked that she was ready to give up her own title as the highest-ranking woman in U.S. politics.

Clinton told her overwhelmingly female audience that only Democrats have fought and would continue fighting to raise the minimum wage and for paid family leave and other policies that primarily benefit low-income and middle-class women.

Singer-songwriter Carole King was present to kick off the event with a sing-along.

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