For Immediate Release
EMILY’s List Endorses Michelle Nunn for Senate in Georgia
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Michelle Nunn for the United States Senate. If elected, she will be the first woman senator elected to represent Georgia.
“Michelle Nunn’s creative stewardship of the world’s largest volunteer organization shows us what a commitment to bipartisan collaboration and public service can do,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List. “As CEO of the Points of Light, Michelle has partnered with businesses and philanthropists to effectively address challenges in our communities, and make life better for women and families across the country. I have no doubt that this bold decision maker will achieve great things in Washington, and the EMILY’s List community – now more than two million members strong – is thrilled to support this historic campaign.”
Michelle Nunn is an accomplished businesswoman who has dedicated herself to public service. In 1989 Nunn co-founded volunteer network HandsOn Atlanta and became the organization’s CEO. Praising her vision and dedication, Nunn’s co-founders credit her decade-long leadership with transforming HandsOn Atlanta from a small group of friends into a powerful international service organization. In 2006, Nunn was named to the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. She later became CEO of Points of Light, a volunteer initiative founded by former President George H.W. Bush. At Points of Light, Nunn presided over the largest volunteer network in the country, with branches in 250 cities and thousands of partnerships with private businesses. She is the daughter of Sam Nunn, the widely admired Senator who represented Georgia from 1972 to 1996. Nunn graduated from the University of Virginia and received a master’s degree in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. A native of Macon, Nunn currently lives with her husband, Ron Martin, and their two children, Vinson and Elizabeth, in Atlanta