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October 24, 2022
EMILYs List Endorses Ambureen Rana for Election to the Maine State Legislature
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Ambureen Rana for election to Maine House District 21. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“EMILYs List proudly endorses Ambureen Rana for election to the Maine House of Representatives. Rana has a distinguished record of compassionate leadership and equitable problem solving, and we’re eager to see the innovative solutions she brings to the legislature to address the obstacles Maine faces today. There is currently a historic number of women serving in the Maine State Legislature, and EMILYs List is thrilled to endorse another woman integral to defending safe and legal abortion access in Maine at this critical juncture for reproductive rights.”
Ambureen Rana (she/they) was born and raised in Brewer, Maine, where she helped her parents run a small business in her community. She has spent her career advocating for Mainers, working at the Health Equity Alliance, as a community organizer for Maine Equal Justice, and at the Maine Women’s Lobby. Over the course of the past decade, Rana has advocated to address the root causes of substance use disorder, health care access, and housing instability. She plans on continuing to work to address these issues in the Maine State Legislature.
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.