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EMILYs List Congratulates Three Candidates for Colorado General Assembly

June 29, 2022

For Immediate Release
June 29, 2022 

EMILY's List Congratulates Three Candidates for Colorado General Assembly

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates three candidates on advancing to the general election for the Colorado General Assembly. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:

“EMILYs List is thrilled that Elizabeth Velasco, Ruby Dickson, and Jenny Willford have secured the Democratic nomination in their bids to represent their communities in the Colorado General Assembly. These races are critical to maintaining the Democratic pro-choice majority in the Colorado General Assembly that has resulted in the state becoming a safe haven for abortion access amid national attacks on our reproductive freedom. We know we can trust these pro-choice champions to continue fighting for our reproductive rights and for policies that benefit every Coloradan.”

EMILYs List congratulates the following candidates:

  • Elizabeth Velasco (CO-HD57)
  • Ruby Dickson (CO-HD37)
  • Jenny Willford (CO-HD34)

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.