For Immediate Release
EMILY's List Endorses Congresswomen Debbie Halvorson, Ann Kirkpatrick, Carol Shea-Porter and Dina Titus
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- EMILY's List, the nation's largest financial resource for women candidates, today announced its endorsement of Congresswomen Debbie Halvorson, Ann Kirkpatrick, Carol Shea-Porter and Dina Titus for re-election in 2010.
"EMILY's List is proud to support Congresswomen Debbie Halvorson, Ann Kirkpatrick, Carol Shea-Porter and Dina Titus in their 2010 re-election campaigns," said Ellen R. Malcolm, president of EMILY's List. "In Congress, these women have stood out as strong and effective advocates for their districts. They are helping bring real change to Washington and are fighting for women and families everyday. We look forward to their continued service and hard work for years to come."
Time and again, Debbie Halvorson has demonstrated a deep commitment to the people of Illinois. Halvorson's work on the Agriculture and Small Business Committees ensures that she influences policies that directly address the concerns of her district. In Congress, Halvorson is making renewable energy a priority for her district. She recently helped secure a multi-million dollar grant for the Illinois Institute of Technology to study wind turbines as a renewable energy resource of the future.
Ann Kirkpatrick is a tireless advocate for northern Arizona's families. Working to get the economy back on track, she supported the economic recovery act which has already brought more than $285 million in funding for important infrastructure projects in greater Arizona. Kirkpatrick serves as a member of the House Committees on Homeland Security, Veterans’ Affairs and Small Business.
Carol Shea-Porter is the first woman elected to represent New Hampshire in Congress. Shea-Porter understands issues important to women and families, and has supported programs to end domestic violence, increase early childhood education and to make colleges and universities more accessible. She serves as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the Committee on Education and Labor, and the Natural Resources Committee.
A lifelong teacher and leader, Dina Titus has proven to be a strong representative for the people of Nevada. Titus has been a passionate voice for the nation’s most vulnerable citizens, sponsoring the Medicare Premium Fairness Act, which protects seniors and people with disabilities, and allows them to get the health care they need. In the House, Titus serves on the Education and Labor Committee and was elected by her House colleagues as a regional whip.
EMILY's List is the nation's largest financial resource for women candidates. In the 2007-2008 cycle, EMILY's List raised more than $43 million to support its mission of recruiting and supporting women candidates, helping them build strong campaigns, and mobilizing women voters to turn out and vote. With more than 100,000 members across the country, EMILY's List is one of the largest political action committees in the nation. Since its founding in 1985, EMILY's List has worked to elect 80 pro-choice Democratic women to the U.S. House, 15 to the U.S. Senate, nine governors, and hundreds of women to the state legislatures, state constitutional offices, and other key local offices.