FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 9, 2022
EMILYs List Congratulates Rhode Island Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos on Election Victory
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates Rhode Island Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos on her victory in the lieutenant governor race. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos is a champion for every Rhode Islander, and we are thrilled that she will continue serving as a tireless advocate for her state. Matos is a trailblazer with a record of distinguished leadership, and we know she will continue her legacy of securing historic victories for Rhode Island.”
Sabina Matos was appointed to serve as lieutenant governor of Rhode Island in 2021. She served 10 years on the Providence City Council, championing an equity agenda. In 2019, Matos became the first Latina to serve as president of the city council. She was the first-ever Afro-Latina to serve in a statewide public office in Rhode Island. She grew up in the Dominican Republic and immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 20. She has worked on initiatives to build affordable housing, supporting women leaders, and protecting reproductive rights. As lieutenant governor, Matos has been breaking down barriers while empowering those who never had a seat at the table before. Sabina Matos lives in Olneyville, Rhode Island with her husband and two children.
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.