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EMILYs List Congratulates Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez and Sarah Parady on Their Election to the Denver City Council

April 6, 2023


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated state Rep. Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez and Sarah Parady on their election to Colorado’s Denver City Council. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:

“EMILYs List has been committed to supporting Democratic pro-choice champions up and down the ballot like state Rep. Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez and Sarah Parady because we know what a difference a city council can make in the lives of a city’s residents. They have both spent their careers fighting for health care access, affordable housing, economic justice, and women’s rights, and EMILYs List is proud to congratulate them on their victories because we have full faith that they will continue to deliver results for Denverites on the city council.”

Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez has been a Colorado state representative since 2019, where she serves on the Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services committee and has advocated for vulnerable children and youth in Colorado, seeking to improve access to mental health care, substance abuse treatment, and affordable housing. Gonzales-Gutierrez has deep roots in the city of Denver and ran for city council to continue serving her city and fighting for working families.

Sarah Parady is a lawyer and advocate who has spent over a decade fighting for workers’ rights and economic justice for all. She is a graduate of Simon’s Rock College and NYU School of Law and the cofounder of a public interest law firm that has taken on historic cases for disability discrimination and stolen wages. Parady is also a mentor to young people and served as the 2019-2020 president of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association.

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.