FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 8, 2022
EMILYs List Congratulates Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold on Her Reelection
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates Jena Griswold on her reelection. EMILYs List president, Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate Jena Griswold on her reelection victory in Colorado's secretary of state race. Griswold has worked tirelessly to defend reproductive care and to increase voting access for Coloradans regardless of their party preference. We are thrilled to stand by her as she continues to preserve democracy in Colorado.”
Jena Griswold is a lawyer and former small business owner who grew up in a working-class family in rural Colorado. She was the first person in her family to attend a four-year college before receiving her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Griswold practiced international anti-corruption law and worked as a voter protection attorney. She served as the director of the governor of Colorado’s Washington, D.C. office, advocating on behalf of Colorado in Washington, D.C. During that time, Griswold helped deliver hundreds of millions of relief dollars to help the Colorado communities hit by the 2013 flood. In 2019, Griswold became the youngest secretary of state in the U.S., made history as the first Democratic woman secretary of state in Colorado’s history, and was the first Democrat elected to the position in over 50 years.
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.