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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today marks the anniversary of Vice President Kamala Harris’ groundbreaking nomination as the vice presidential candidate for the Democratic Party. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“Three years ago, Kamala Harris made history, and she has continued to break new ground and shatter glass ceilings as the highest ranking woman in American government, the first woman, Black woman, and South Asian American woman to serve as vice president. At EMILYs List, Vice President Harris represents the manifestation of our mission: a woman who has not only changed the face of government, but has changed policy and changed the world.
“Vice President Harris is a fearless leader who is taking on the tough fights. She has been a tireless advocate for reproductive freedom and abortion rights, protecting our right to vote, keeping our communities safe from gun violence, and the work of the Biden administration to help rebuild our economy.
“She has joined President Biden in creating a strong record of accomplishments, and every day she ensures that all of our voices are heard and the issues of all of our communities are addressed. From that history-making day three years ago, Kamala Harris has inspired us and opened the doors to what’s possible for so many of us.”
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.