FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Satya Rhodes-Conway on her reelection as mayor of Madison, Wisconsin. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway’s victory today is not just a victory for the residents of Madison, Wisconsin, but also for Democratic pro-choice mayors everywhere who have worked tirelessly to stand up to the unjust abortion bans and restrictions their states’ extremist legislatures are attempting to enforce. Wisconsin is better with mayors like Rhodes-Conway at the helm of their cities, and EMILYs List is thrilled that Rhodes-Conway will have another term to continue delivering results and improving lives for the people of Madison.”
Satya Rhodes-Conway is the 58th mayor of Madison, Wisconsin and the city’s first openly LGBTQ+ mayor in history. She was first elected in 2019 and serves with Climate Mayors, the EPA’s Local Government Advisory Committee, Mayors for a Guaranteed Income, Mayors Against Gun Violence, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and the National League of Cities. Prior to elected office, Rhodes-Conway was the managing director of the Mayors Innovation Project and a policy professional with the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She also has extensive experience working to protect the environment and preserve endangered species, and previously taught undergraduate biology and ecology.
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 $850 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 operations 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, 175 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 20 governors, and over 1,500 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.