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December 20, 2022
EMILYs List Congratulates Assemblywoman Rochelle Nguyen on her appointment to the Nevada State Senate
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates senator-designate Rochelle Nguyen on her appointment to the Nevada state Senate. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“Rochelle Nguyen is a trailblazer. She became the first Democratic Asian American and Pacific Islander in the Nevada state Assembly, was part of the 12 women who made history in securing the first woman-majority legislature in the country and established the first AAPI caucus in Nevada. We couldn’t be more thrilled to congratulate Rochelle Nguyen on her appointment into the state Senate. Her appointment goes to show that hard work does not go unrecognized. We look forward to following the progress she will make to better the lives of families, women, and children across Nevada.”
Rochelle Nguyen was the first Democratic Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) to serve in the Nevada Legislature. While in office, Nguyen has sponsored legislation that provides access to menstrual products for youth in public schools, expands health care coverage for pregnant people, expands protections for victims of human trafficking, and so much more. She has a dedicated track record of advocating for Nevadans access to affordable health care, anti-discriminatory legislation, and established the first AAPI caucus in the state of Nevada. Nguyen was first appointed to serve in the Assembly in 2018 and successfully won her first election in 2020 and won reelection this November.
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