FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 8, 2022
EMILYs List Congratulates Lucy McBath on Her Victory in Georgia’s 7th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates Lucy McBath on her victory in Georgia’s 7th Congressional District. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“Rep. Lucy McBath has been a tireless advocate for the people she represents and a force for good for all Americans during her time in Congress, working to end gun violence and championing the rights of women, children, and families. Her dedication has once again earned her the faith and confidence of Georgians, and EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate her on her victory today. We know that she has what it takes to stand up for what is right in Congress and be a representative who truly fights for all the people of her district.”
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, 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.