A Woman Of Color Will Lead EMILYs List For The First Time

September 13, 2021

NPR: A Woman Of Color Will Lead EMILY's List For The First Time

By: Deepa Shivaram

EMILY's List, a political organization that helps fundraise and elect Democratic women who support abortion rights, has selected former Kamala Harris senior adviser Laphonza Butler as its next president. Butler will be the first woman of color, and the first mother, to lead the group in its 36-year history.

Butler, the organization's third president, grew up in Magnolia, Miss., and attended Jackson State University, a historically Black university.

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