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SEPTEMBER 13, 2022
EMILYs List Congratulates Victoria Gu on Securing Democratic Nomination in State Senate Race
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates Victoria Gu on her primary election victory. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate Victoria Gu on her primary election victory tonight. Gu will be a tireless champion for Rhode Island in the state Senate, fighting for the community she grew up in. We know that she has what it takes to win in November, and are proud to support her as she fights for justice and opportunity for every Rhode Islander.”
Victoria Gu is a daughter of immigrants and the chair of Charlestown’s Climate Resiliency Commission, and she is running to represent the district where she was raised in the Rhode Island state Senate. Gu graduated from Harvard University and went on to work in the tech industry in Silicon Valley. During the pandemic, Gu realized the importance of community and moved back to her hometown in Senate District 38. She plans on addressing the rising costs of living, advocating for reproductive rights, and a healthy environment 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.