For Immediate Release
June 28, 2022
EMILYs List Congratulates Dr. Yadira Caraveo on Advancing to the General Election in Colorado’s 8th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates Dr. Yadira Caraveo on advancing to the general election for Colorado’s 8th Congressional District. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“State Rep. Yadira Caraveo is uniquely well-suited for office during a time when our health care rights are being rolled back in unprecedented ways. As a doctor, she has seen firsthand the difficulties and challenges that Coloradans face when they lack access to affordable health care, including abortion. And as a state representative, she has sought to address those challenges, working to pass legislation to lower drug costs, expand family leave, and fund preschools. Dr. Caraveo’s passion and experience make her the right choice for Colorado’s 8th Congressional District, and EMILYs List looks forward to supporting her in the general election.”
Dr. Yadira Caraveo’s parents came to Colorado from a small town in Mexico in search of a better life. She attended public schools in Adams County and received a degree from Regis University before attending medical school at the University of Colorado. She worked as a union representative with SEIU, helping to organize her fellow medical residents for better working conditions. Dr. Caraveo then became a pediatrician in Adams County, where 65% of her patients’ families are on Medicaid, struggling to balance costs. In 2018, she ran for the Colorado House of Representatives to make a difference for these families, all while remaining active as a pediatrician in her community. If elected, Dr. Caraveo would be the first Latina to represent Colorado in Congress.
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