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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Angela Alsobrooks for election to the United States Senate. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“As the radically anti-choice GOP does everything in their power to take back control of the Senate, qualified and committed Democratic pro-choice leaders must rise up to defend democracy and reproductive freedom. Angela Alsobrooks is that leader in Maryland, a fierce fighter for women, children, and families who will not back down in the face of adversity or tolerate extremist politicians placing themselves between patients and their doctors. EMILYs List is proud to throw the full weight of our support behind Alsobrooks as she seeks to proudly represent and champion the needs of Marylanders in the Senate.”
Angela Alsobrooks is a proven leader and lifelong Marylander running for an open U.S. Senate seat to bring her experience and leadership to a chamber where she will be a catalyst for change. Alsobrooks currently serves as County Executive for Prince George’s County. She is the first woman to hold the position and the first Black woman elected to the position of county executive in Maryland’s history. Previously, she served as the State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County, where she worked to reduce youth truancy and violent crime. Alsobrooks, a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. graduated with her bachelor’s degree in public policy from Duke University, earned her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law, and now lives in Upper Marlboro with her daughter, Alex.
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.