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EMILYs List Endorses Andrea Salinas for Reelection in Oregon’s 6th Congressional District

March 15, 2023


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Andrea Salinas for reelection in Oregon’s 6th Congressional District. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:

“Rep. Andrea Salinas has delivered results for Oregonians time and again, fighting to protect our natural resources, defend reproductive freedom, and make health care affordable, from the Oregon state House to the U.S. House of Representatives. Now more than ever, abortion access is on the line, and we need every pro-choice champion in Congress raising their voices loudly and proudly. We know Salinas is that champion, and we are proud to endorse her in her campaign for reelection.”

Rep. Andrea Salinas is a proven leader who has dedicated her career to advancing justice and opportunity. Rep. Salinas’ father immigrated from Mexico and served in the Vietnam War, and she credits him with teaching her what it means to fight for your kids and for a better life. Rep. Salinas was the first person in her family to graduate from a four-year university, after which she began her career in politics. She worked as a congressional staffer for over a decade and then became an advocate for unions, environmental groups, and reproductive rights. She has served as a state representative for three terms, taking on several leadership roles, including House majority whip and chair of the House Health Care Committee. In 2022, Rep. Salinas was elected to represent Oregon’s newly created 6th Congressional District. Oregon is home to a growing Latino and predominantly Mexican American population, but the state had never before elected a Latina to Congress until Rep. Salinas made history as one of the first. 

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.