A passionate advocate for justice
Rep. Lucy McBath is a powerful advocate for justice who ran for reelection to Congress to fight for Georgia’s working families. The daughter of a nurse and the former president of the Illinois branch of the NAACP, Rep. McBath grew up attending rallies and marches for civil rights. After 30 years working as a Delta flight attendant, Rep. McBath has focused her second career on advocating for reforms that will make America safer for all families. In 2012, Rep. McBath’s son Jordan Davis was shot and killed at a gas station in Florida while playing music in his car. Losing her son to gun violence intensified Rep. McBath’s lifelong commitment to community activism and justice. She served as a national spokesperson for Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action, advocating for gun violence prevention in Washington and state capitols all over America. She has testified before the Senate, spoken at the White House Summit on Educational Excellence for African Americans, and traveled the nation as a surrogate for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. She is deeply involved in her church and served as a national Faith and Community Outreach Organizer for Everytown/Moms Demand Action. Rep. McBath is a passionate leader and advocate. In Washington, she works tirelessly to ensure our communities are safe places where all working families can thrive.
A tireless champion for Georgia working families
Rep. McBath is dedicated to expanding economic opportunity for all Georgians and to creating good-paying jobs. As a mom who worked hard as a flight attendant for 30 years, Rep. McBath knows firsthand how tough it can be for working parents to make ends meet, and she is working tirelessly to lead her community and our country forward through challenging times. She helped pass landmark legislation to deliver life-saving vaccines, invest in schools so children and teachers can safely return to in-person learning, and provide relief and stimulus checks to those who need them most. Rep. McBath has received national recognition for her advocacy to prevent gun violence and protect children, and, as a two-time breast cancer survivor, quality health care is deeply personal to her. She introduced and helped pass the Pandemic Health Care Improvement Act, legislation that expands Affordable Care Act Exchange premium tax benefits to individuals on unemployment insurance. Rep. McBath is a voting rights champion fighting to defend our democracy. She helped pass the For The People Act to restore election integrity — legislation that includes her bill preventing election officials from having a direct stake in the outcome of the election they are overseeing. Now more than ever, we need her experience and perspective in Congress.
Victory in a must-win reelection fight
As a first-time candidate in 2018, Rep. McBath flipped a seat that was once held by Newt Gingrich, had been under Republican control since 1979, and had never been represented by a Democratic woman or a person of color until her historic victory. She successfully defended it in 2020. After the redistricting process, McBath won the Democratic nomination in the newly redrawn 7th Congressional District and was reelected in 2022. The EMILY’s List community is proud to have helped keep this champion for Georgia working families in the House.