A fierce champion for Nevada children and families
Rep. Susie Lee is a proven leader who has dedicated her career to helping her fellow Nevadans lead better, safer, and healthier lives. She serves in Congress to continue her life’s work of bringing people together to find and implement innovative solutions to the toughest problems facing Nevada’s families. Lee grew up the sixth of eight children in a working-class community. She learned the values of hard work and stretching a dollar, starting with a paper route at the age of eight. After graduating from public schools, Lee worked her way through Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh with a combination of scholarships, loans, and part-time jobs. She found mentors who gave her the affirmation and encouragement she needed to succeed as a young woman. After moving to Las Vegas in 1993, Lee became the founding director of After-School All-Stars, which serves over 7,000 students every day after school. She went on to serve as president of Communities In Schools of Nevada (CIS), a leading dropout prevention organization that grew in size and impact under her leadership. As a member of Congress, Lee is fighting for Nevada’s 3rd District students every day.
An experienced community leader and problem solver
Since being elected to Congress in 2018, Rep. Lee has worked relentlessly to achieve real results for Nevada families. From combating the drought, to bringing supply chains back to America to lower costs, to ensuring our veterans get the benefits they deserve, Lee has delivered for Nevadans. She is standing up for reproductive rights at a time when they are under assault, fighting back against abortion bans and supporting legislation to codify the right to choose that is now in jeopardy across the country. She also took on pharmaceutical companies and won, passing the most significant legislation to bring down prescription drug costs in decades. Well before the COVID-19 pandemic, health care has long been a deeply personal issue for Lee. When she was a freshman in college, her father was laid off from his steel manufacturing job and never had another shot at economic security. Her parents couldn’t afford health insurance because of common preexisting conditions, and when her mother had a heart attack one month before reaching Medicare eligibility, the hospital bill was so large they risked losing their house. Lee understands that access to quality health care is a right, not a privilege, and she will continue to be a powerful advocate for all southern Nevadans.
A must-win reelection fight
Rep. Lee successfully fought to keep this swing seat blue when EMILYs List Sen. Jacky Rosen vacated it in 2018, and she successfully defended it in 2020 and again in 2022. We cannot take anything for granted in this swing district in 2024, as Republicans do everything in their power to retake this seat. With so much of our progress at stake, let’s show Lee the full support of the EMILYs List community and help keep this champion for Nevada families in the House.