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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Amy Klobuchar for reelection to the United States Senate. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“Sen. Amy Klobuchar has been a staunch advocate for women, children, and families during her time in the Senate, and she is committed to protecting the reproductive freedoms that are now at risk in this country. Minnesota — and our nation — is better because of Sen. Klobuchar’s commitment to good governance, fairness, and equity. Maintaining a strong and true pro-choice majority in the Senate is critical during a time when extremism is on the rise and our democracy is being threatened, and EMILYs List knows that Klobuchar is a leader we can count on to stand up to that extremism and defend our rights.”
Sen. Amy Klobuchar has always been guided by the values she learned growing up in Minnesota. As the granddaughter of an iron ore miner, the daughter of a teacher and a newspaperman, and the first woman elected to the United States Senate from her state, Sen. Klobuchar has built a well-earned reputation for standing up for families and workers, finding common ground, and working to deliver results. Klobuchar got involved in politics after the birth of her and her husband John’s daughter, Abigail, who was sick when she was born. Even though Abigail was in intensive care, because of insurance rules, Klobuchar was discharged from the hospital after just 24 hours. She took that experience and became the leading advocate for the successful passage of one of the first laws in the country guaranteeing 48-hour hospital stays for new moms and their babies. With the help of EMILYs List, she was later elected to the U.S. Senate. Klobuchar, in her words, “puts the interests of the many ahead of the interests of a few,” has one of the best track records in Washington for passing bipartisan legislation, and was ranked by Vanderbilt University’s Center for Effective Lawmaking as one of the most effective senators. We know that we can count on Klobuchar to keep fighting for women and families of all backgrounds.
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 $850 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 operations 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, 175 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 20 governors, and over 1,500 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.