A fighter for Texas working families
Rep. Lizzie Fletcher is a community leader and fierce advocate who ran for reelection to Congress to continue fighting for Texas working families. Rep. Fletcher is a lawyer who has dedicated her career to representing diverse Houstonians who face many different challenges. She co-founded Planned Parenthood Young Leaders in 2000, and has helped recruit a new generation of leaders to fight for the vital health care provider. As a volunteer attorney, she worked to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline in Texas, fighting to promote social and economic justice for all students. She is dedicated to helping young Houstonians find their voices, and served on the boards of organizations that create opportunities for students to learn and grow through dance and writing. A fifth-generation Houstonian, Rep. Fletcher has deep roots in the city that she has said “welcomes newcomers from around the world, that prides itself on scientific discovery, that serves as a hub of innovation, and that takes care of its neighbors.” Rep. Fletcher and her husband are proud to call Houston their home.
A champion for expanding economic opportunity
Rep. Fletcher has dedicated her career to working “for real Houstonians, with real problems, who need real solutions,” she has said. She is working tirelessly to expand economic opportunity and help create good-paying jobs for hardworking Texans. Rep. Fletcher helped increase funding for our national vaccination program, expanded national testing efforts, ramped up health services for underserved communities, and strengthened internet access. Her bill to incentivize Medicaid expansion and ensure millions of low-income Americans have access to health care, the Expand Medicaid Now Act, passed as a part of The American Rescue Plan Act. As a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee as well as the Communications & Technology, Consumer Protection and Commerce, and Health Subcommittees, she is a leading voice in the response to the 2021 winter storm that left millions of Texans without power and water. We need this powerful advocate for Gulf Coast communities in Congress now more than ever.
Victory in a must-win reelection fight
Texas’ 7th District had been under Republican control ever since George H.W. Bush won it in 1966 until Rep. Fletcher flipped this seat from red to blue in 2018.She successfully defended it in 2020 — and again in 2022. With so much of our progress at stake, we showed Rep. Fletcher the full support of the EMILY’s List community and helped keep this champion for Texas working families in the House.