FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 10, 2022
EMILYs List Congratulates Susie Lee on Her Reelection to Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates Susie Lee on her reelection to Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“Rep. Susie Lee’s victory over anti-choice extremism in this election sends a message loud and clear — that Nevadans will not stand for out-of-touch politicians threatening to take away their fundamental reproductive freedoms. EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate Lee on her reelection today, and we know that she will spend her next term in Congress continuing to advocate for her district and for all Americans.”
Susie Lee grew up the sixth of eight children in a working-class community. With the help of Pell Grants, student loans, and scholarships, she worked to pay her way through college. This experience inspired her work as a nonprofit leader and education advocate, working tirelessly to ensure that Nevada’s most vulnerable children can turn to their school communities for support when they don’t have resources at home. Lee led Communities in Schools of Nevada, serving as president of its board. Recognizing that many Nevada families struggle with housing insecurity, food insecurity, and other challenges, she helped launch a site coordinator program to give the most vulnerable students a dedicated advocate ensuring their needs are met inside and outside of school. Lee has proudly called southern Nevada home for over two decades.
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.