For Immediate Release
August 2, 2022
EMILYs List Congratulates Sharice Davids on Advancing to the General Election in Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates Sharice Davids on advancing to the general election in Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“Rep. Davids has always been a groundbreaker, and her time in the U.S. House as the representative for Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District has been no different. She has fought with determination for reproductive freedom, lowering costs for working families, LGBTQ+ rights, and economic opportunity for the people of her district, and she has continued to fight even as extreme anti-choice Republicans push a radical agenda to ban abortion in Kansas and across the country. EMILYs List is proud to stand by Davids’ campaign for reelection, and we are proud of everything she has accomplished in her career as a legislator thus far.”
A member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, Sharice Davids made history in 2018 as one of the first Native American women elected to Congress. She studied business administration at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and received her law degree from Cornell Law School, then worked for a law firm in Kansas City on issues including economic development for Native American tribes. Davids served as a White House Fellow during the final year of the Obama administration. She has competed in mixed martial arts tournaments, fighting both professionally and as an amateur, and is the author of an autobiographical children’s book. Davids is also the first openly LGBTQ+ member of the Kansas congressional delegation and the first Democratic woman to represent the 3rd Congressional District.
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.