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November 8, 2022
EMILYs List Congratulates Jasmine Crockett on Victory in Race for Texas’ 30th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates Jasmine Crockett on her election to Texas’ 30th Congressional District. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“Jasmine Crockett has spent her lifetime advocating fiercely against injustice, and EMILYs List is honored that she’ll continue this district’s legacy of fighting for our rights in Congress. We’re confident that this pro-choice champion will cotinue work tenaciously for the people of Texas’ 30th Congressional District to defend our reproductive freedoms while building a better future for every Texan.”
Jasmine Crockett is a civil rights and criminal defense attorney and Texas state representative. Crockett’s parents, a teacher and preacher and a United States Postal Service worker, instilled in her the value of civic responsibility and public service which has guided her throughout her career. She graduated from Rhodes College and University of Houston Law Center, and went on to practice law in Texas. She has represented over 5,000 Texans in court, including more than 400 peaceful protestors whom she represented pro bono. She served as a public defender before opening her own Civil Rights, Criminal Defense, and Personal Injury law firm to continue defending Texans facing injustice and brutality. After growing frustrated fighting one injustice at a time, she decided to work to change the system of laws that were perpetuating inequality. In 2020, she ran for the state House and won, continuing representing indigent clients while in the state legislature. Crockett is ready to bring this fight for justice to Congress.
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.