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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today marks the celebration of Transgender Day of Visibility. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement in recognition:
“The transgender and nonbinary communities are filled with individuals who are brave, resilient, and powerful. In the face of so many roadblocks, they choose to be true to themselves, oftentimes confronting real danger from bigoted individuals who threaten their safety. They continue to live authentically, and battle anti-trans bigotry with a grace that belies their strength. We celebrate Trans Day of Visibility with them – recognizing that with the joy comes the knowledge that there is still much work to do.”
We are proud to support Democratic pro-choice transgender women who run for office, fighting back against the Republicans who are attempting to legislate away their very existence. EMILYs List is committed to lifting up their voices, and ensuring that the halls of power are filled with politicians who are truly representative of their communities. On this day, and every other, we see you. We celebrate you. And we will stand with you until true equity is achieved, and trans people can live the lives they deserve, free of discrimination.”
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, works to elect Democratic pro-choice women up and down the ballot and across the country with a goal of fighting for our rights and our communities. Our work is centered around a fundamental vision: Run. Win. Change the World. EMILYs List has raised $850 million in service to that vision and has helped Democratic women win competitive elections by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running one of the largest independent expenditure operations for Democrats, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country’s first woman as vice president, 175 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 20 governors, and over 1,500 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Visit www.emilyslist.org for more information.