For Immediate Release
July 20, 2021
EMILYs List Endorses Amara Andrews for Cedar Rapids Mayor
Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Amara Andrews in the race for mayor of Cedar Rapids, IA. Emily Cain, executive director of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is proud to endorse Amara Andrews for mayor of Cedar Rapids. As a business leader and community advocate, Amara understands the needs of Cedar Rapids. We know that she will champion sustainability, economic growth, and COVID-19 recovery when she is elected mayor. The people of Cedar Rapids deserve a leader who will fight for their families and futures, and Amara Andrews is that leader.”
Amara Andrews is a mother, businesswoman, and community leader who has called Cedar Rapids home for nearly 10 years. She is currently the head of business development and communications for the transportation division of TrueNorth Companies in Cedar Rapids. Amara has served on the board of the Cedar Rapids Boys & Girls Club and currently serves as the president of the board for The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success and as vice president of the board for the Advocates for Social Justice.
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, 158 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40 percent 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.