For Immediate Release
June 7, 2022
EMILYs List Congratulates Liz Mathis on Advancing to the General Election in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates Liz Mathis on advancing to the general election in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“In an election where abortion is on the ballot and Americans across the country are struggling with the demands imposed on them by increased inflation and the lasting impact of the global pandemic, the need for representatives who will fight for our rights in Washington has never been greater. State Sen. Liz Mathis has consistently demonstrated her understanding of the issues that are affecting Americans today and her tenacity to do something about them, and EMILYs List is proud to support her as she advances to the general election this November.”
Liz Mathis is a former journalist, nonprofit leader, and Iowa state senator. Mathis grew up on a farm in eastern Iowa. Mathis attended the University of Iowa, where she earned a degree in journalism. She soon reported from the Cedar Rapids bureau of KWWL before becoming an anchor. Mathis taught at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa before returning to journalism as the anchor chair for KCRG. In 2007, Mathis began a new career as a nonprofit leader, working for Horizons and later with Four Oaks to help Iowa families. In 2011, Mathis was elected to the Iowa state Senate to represent parts of Linn County, where she has focused on children, Iowa’s economy, and affordable health care.
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $700 million to elect Democratic pro-choice women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY's List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running nearly $50 million in independent expenditures in the last cycle alone, and turning out women voters and voters of color 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 more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. After the 2016 election, more than 60,000 women reached out to EMILY's List about running for office laying the groundwork for the next decade of candidates for local, state, and national offices. In our effort to elect more women in offices across the country, we have created our Run to Win program, expanded our training program, including a Training Center online, and trained thousands of women.