FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 8, 2022
EMILYs List Congratulates Illinois Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton on Reelection Victory
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton on her reelection as Illinois lieutenant governor. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“EMILYs List celebrates Illinois Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton’s reelection. We’re proud to have stood with her in this important race, and we know that she will continue fighting to ensure that Illinois remains an abortion safe haven amid nationwide attacks on our reproductive freedom. Lt. Gov. Stratton will tirelessly advocate for a brighter future for every person in the Prairie State.”
The first African American to become lieutenant governor of Illinois, Juliana Stratton leads the Justice, Equity and Opportunity Initiative, and chairs the Illinois Council on Women and Girls, the Governor’s Rural Affairs Council, the Military Economic Development Council and the Illinois River Coordinating Council. She also serves on the Executive Committee of the National Lieutenant Governors Association as the chair. Before becoming lieutenant governor, she represented the 5th District in the Illinois House of Representatives and previously served as chair of the Kenwood Academy Local School Council. She is the proud graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and DePaul University’s College of Law.
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.