For Immediate Release
June 15, 2022
EMILYs List Congratulates Catherine Cortez Masto on Advancing to the General Election in Nevada’s Senatorial Election
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates Catherine Cortez Masto on advancing to the general election to determine who will serve as Nevada’s next senator. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“Sen. Cortez Masto has already proven she has what it takes to go to the United States Senate and fight for the values of the majority of Nevadans and the majority of Americans who support abortion access. She’s accomplished, committed, and has an impressive track record of championing causes that make a measurable difference in the lives of others. We have always been proud to support her and we look forward to continuing to do so in the general election.”
Born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto has deep roots in the Silver State. Serving for eight years as her state’s attorney general, she worked to keep Nevada communities safe, strengthening state laws to prevent domestic violence and protecting middle-class families from fraudulent mortgage schemes and predatory lenders. In 2016, Cortez Masto ran a successful campaign to hold outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s seat for the Democrats — and when she was elected, Nevadans made history, voting to make her the first-ever Latina senator.
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $700 million to elect Democratic pro-choice women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY's List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running nearly $50 million in independent expenditures in the last cycle alone, and turning out women voters and voters of color 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 more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. After the 2016 election, more than 60,000 women reached out to EMILY's List about running for office laying the groundwork for the next decade of candidates for local, state, and national offices. In our effort to elect more women in offices across the country, we have created our Run to Win program, expanded our training program, including a Training Center online, and trained thousands of women.