For Immediate Release
August 10, 2022
EMILYs List Congratulates Sara Rodriguez on her Victory in the Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Democratic Primary Race
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates Sara Rodriguez on gaining the Democratic nomination and advancing to the general election in Wisconsin’s lieutenant governor race. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is proud that Assemblymember Sara Rodriguez won her Democratic primary. A distinguished leader with previous success flipping a state Assembly seat blue, we know she’s ready to win again in November and become the next lieutenant governor of Wisconsin. We’re thrilled to be fighting alongside this pro-choice champion as she promotes justice and opportunity across the state.”
Sara Rodriguez is a nurse, small business owner, state assemblymember, and working mom running for lieutenant governor of Wisconsin. When first elected to the state Assembly, she flipped a long-held Republican district blue. Now, she’s running to restore reproductive rights in Wisconsin, safeguard the environment, and fight for equitable education, quality health care access, and a thriving economy for all Wisconsinites.
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.