FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 10, 2022
EMILYs List Congratulates Sydney Kamlager on Her Victory 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 her victory in California’s 37th Congressional District. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“Sydney Kamlager’s dedication to California’s children and families is unparalleled, and we know this will make her a committed and effective representative. EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate Kamlager on continuing a strong tradition of pro-choice leadership for the people of California’s 37th Congressional District, and we know that she has what it takes to fight for justice, civil rights, and reproductive freedom in Congress.”
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, 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.