FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 8, 2022
EMILYs List Congratulates Abigail Spanberger on Her Reelection to Virginia’s 7th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates Abigail Spanberger on her reelection victory in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate Rep. Abigail Spanberger on her victory over anti-choice extremism and disinformation today. During a time when elected officials across the country are trying to roll back our rights, voices like Spanberger’s are crucial in order to ensure that Virginians and all Americans will be able to enjoy our fundamental freedoms in the years to come. We know she has what it takes to continue to fight for us in Congress.”
Abigail Spanberger grew up in Henrico County, Virginia, and is a proud graduate of the University of Virginia. After earning her MBA, Spanberger began her public service career as a federal law enforcement officer with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, then joined the CIA as a case officer. Focused on counterterrorism, she recruited and developed spies and provided the critical intelligence that policymakers needed to make national security decisions to keep our country safe. Spanberger and her husband live with their three daughters in Glen Allen, Virginia.
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 over $700 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 campaigns 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, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,400 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.