FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 12, 2022
EMILYs List Congratulates Catherine Cortez Masto on Her Reelection to the U.S. Senate
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates Catherine Cortez Masto on her reelection to the U.S. Senate. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto has won a long and difficult battle — not just for reelection to the Senate, but against anti-choice extremism, election denial, and anti-democratic ideology of all kinds. Her must-hold seat means that Nevadans will have a senator who is truly representing their interests, and that Americans are one step closer to a pro-choice majority in the Senate during this critical time when our rights are under attack. EMILYs List is proud to congratulate Cortez Masto on her victory today.”
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. EMILYs List supported Cortez Masto in her groundbreaking run for Senate in 2016, when she ran a successful campaign to hold outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s seat for the Democrats and became the nation’s first-ever Latina senator.
Women Vote, EMILY's List's independent expenditure arm, invested more than $4.5 million in a statewide television and mail program highlighting Cortez Masto’s opponent’s extreme anti-choice views.
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.