An advocate who leads with courage and kindness
Rep. Becca Balint is a mom, teacher, and progressive leader who ran for the At-Large Congressional seat in Vermont — the only state that had never before had a woman serve in its delegation. Growing up gay and the granddaughter of a man killed in the Holocaust, Balint developed a deep sense of empathy and a strong conviction to fight for justice from a young age. She has said that this “innate sense of justice” has motivated her throughout her life, guiding her work as a middle school teacher in rural communities and her service to Vermont as president pro tempore of the state Senate. She currently lives in Brattleboro, Vermont with her wife, Elizabeth, their two children, Abe and Sarah, and their dog, Wheelie.
A leader who delivers historic wins for the people of Vermont
Rep. Balint is a distinguished leader with a proven record of securing major victories for the Green Mountain State. She led passage of paid family leave through the state Senate, a minimum wage increase for thousands of Vermont’s workers, bold climate legislation, and a reproductive freedom bill that is among the most progressive in America. “This is a time for courage. Our government is restricting our rights. My whole life I’ve known that beating the forces set on dividing us takes showing up every chance you get,” Balint has said. She is focused on building an economy that works for all so that every American can live with dignity, promoting access to affordable health care, and protecting civil and voting rights. We know that she is prepared to deliver wins for every Vermonter as a member of the House of Representatives.
A chance for Vermonters to make history
Vermont was the only state that has never had a woman serve as a member of its congressional delegation until Rep. Balint’s historic victory. She will also be the first openly gay person to represent Vermont in Congress. EMILY’s List showed her our full support and helped elect this champion for Vermonters to Congress.