For Immediate Release
June 11, 2022
EMILYs List Congratulates Sydney Kamlager on Advancing to the General Election in California’s 37th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates Sydney Kamlager on advancing to the general election in California’s 37th Congressional District. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“Sydney Kamlager’s time in elected office has been defined by a commitment to fighting for equity for those she represents. Kamlager has been a champion for women, children, families, and those most in need, and she has used the power of her office to advance their rights to education, health care, and making their voices heard at the ballot box. EMILYs List is proud to support Kamlager as she moves forward in the general election to serve the people of California’s 37th Congressional District.”
Born to biracial parents in Chicago, Sydney Kamlager came to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California. Kamlager worked at the Social and Public Arts Resource Center and then as an advocate for quality child care at the nonprofit Crystal Stairs in Los Angeles. In 2013, she was appointed to the Los Angeles County Commission on Children and Families. In 2015, she was elected to the Los Angeles Community College Board where she fought to make higher education and career training affordable and accessible. Kamlager ran for state Assembly in 2018 and served one term before being elected to represent District 30 in the state Senate.
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.