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November 14, 2022
EMILY's List Congratulates Andrea Salinas on Her Election to Oregon's 6th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates Andrea Salinas on her victory in the race for Oregon’s 6th Congressional District. EMILY’s List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“EMILY’s List congratulates Andrea Salinas on her historic election to the U.S. House of Representatives, becoming the first Latina to represent Oregon in Congress. We know that Salinas will advocate tirelessly for Oregon’s newly drawn 6th Congressional District, fighting for an economy that works for all, affordable and accessible health care, our environment and our right to choose. We’re proud to have stood with this pro-choice champion in this critical moment for our rights and our future.”
Andrea Salinas is a state representative, former congressional aide, and mother running to represent Oregon’s 6th Congressional District. Salinas’ father is a Mexican immigrant and Vietnam war veteran, and she credits him with teaching her what it means to fight for your kids and for a better life. Salinas was the first person in her family to graduate from a four-year university, after which she began her career in politics. She worked as a congressional staffer for over a decade and then became an advocate for unions, environmental groups, and reproductive rights. She has served as a state representative for three terms, taking on several leadership roles, including House majority whip and chair of the House Health Care Committee.
EMILY’s 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. EMILY’s 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 EMILY’s List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Visit www.emilyslist.org for more information.