EMILYs List Congratulates Lucy McBath on Advancing to the General Election in Georgia’s 7th
For Immediate Release
May 25, 2022
EMILYs List Congratulates Lucy McBath on Advancing to the General Election in Georgia’s 7th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Lucy McBath on advancing to the general election in Georgia’s 7th Congressional District. Laphonza Butler, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Rep. Lucy McBath has shown time and time again that she has the resilience and determination required to continue to work for change. Her commitment to fighting for the rights of the people of Georgia is unquestionable, and EMILYs List is proud to support her in the general election as the pro-choice champion that Georgia’s 7th Congressional District needs.”
After 30 years working as a flight attendant, Lucy McBath has focused her second career on advocating for reforms that will make America safer for all families. In 2012, McBath’s son, Jordan Davis, was shot and killed at a gas station while playing music in his car. Losing her son to gun violence intensified McBath’s lifelong commitment to community activism and social justice. Prior to running for office, McBath served as a national spokesperson and faith organizer for Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action, advocating for gun violence prevention in Washington and state capitols all over America. In Washington, McBath works tirelessly to ensure our communities are safe places where all working families can thrive.
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.