FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 9, 2022
EMILYs List Congratulates Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel on Reelection Victory
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel on her reelection. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“EMILYs List celebrates Attorney General Dana Nessel’s reelection as a victory for every Michigander. Amid efforts to drag Michigan back to a 1931 abortion ban, Attorney General Nessel has unequivocally protected reproductive freedom in the state. We’re thrilled that she can continue her critical work advancing justice and equity for every person who calls Michigan home.”
Dana Nessel graduated from the University of Michigan and Wayne State University Law School. As a prosecutor, Nessel worked to protect vulnerable children and to hold police accountable. As a civil rights attorney, Nessel helped secure marriage equality in Michigan. She founded the Fair Michigan Foundation and created the Fair Michigan Justice Project, which investigates and prosecutes hate crimes committed against the LGBTQ+ community. She was elected Michigan’s 54th attorney general in 2018 and she lives in Southeast Michigan with her wife and twin sons.
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.