For Immediate Release
EMILY’s List Endorses Shelley Berkley
Washington D.C. -- Today, EMILY's List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics, announced their endorsement of Shelley Berkley for U.S. Senator of Nevada.
"Shelley Berkley is a passionate fighter, with a solid record of creating jobs and working hard for Nevada," said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY's List. "She understands the problems facing working people in her state, and couldn't offer a better contrast to unelected Senator Dean Heller's record of choosing oil companies and Wall Street bankers over Nevada families. Just last week, Heller claimed he was proud to be able to vote twice for a budget that ends Medicare as we know it. Shelley Berkley is the perfect antidote to someone that out of touch with what Nevada families need.
"Shelley Berkley has a great chance to be the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate from Nevada. The EMILY's List community was proud to support her in the past, loves her fighting spirit, and is thrilled to help her make history now."
A Las Vegas native for more than four decades, Berkley has a deep sense of commitment to her community. Berkley has taken on Republicans to protect Nevada from becoming a nuclear waste dumping ground while advocating for green energy and job creation. Berkley continues to be the voice of working men and women fighting for equal and fair wages. Berkley is currently serving her seventh term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Berkley lives in Las Vegas with her husband Dr. Larry Lehrner.
In the 2009-2010 cycle, EMILY's List raised more than $38.5 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 a community of more than 900,000 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 84 pro-choice Democratic women to the U.S. House, 16 to the U.S. Senate, nine governors, and hundreds of women to the state legislatures, state constitutional offices, and other key local offices. In the 2009-2010 cycle, EMILY's List had the largest number of members and donors in our 25 year history.