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September 1, 2022
EMILYs List Endorses Becca Balint for Congress
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Becca Balint for election to represent Vermont in the U.S. House of Representatives. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“Becca Balint has been on the forefront of the fight for reproductive freedom for her entire legislative career. Her work was critical for the state of Vermont to pass one of the most progressive reproductive health care bills in the country, and she has consistently championed the needs of working-class women and families during her time in the state Senate. As the only state that has never sent a woman to Congress, it is far past time that we elect a pro-choice champion like Balint to represent Vermont, and EMILYs List is proud to endorse her campaign as she seeks to make history.”
Becca Balint is a mom, teacher, and progressive leader running for the At-Large Congressional seat in Vermont — the only state that has never before had a woman serve in its delegation. Growing up gay and the granddaughter of a man killed in the Holocaust, Balint developed a deep sense of empathy and a strong conviction to fight for justice from a young age. She has said that this “innate sense of justice” has motivated her throughout her life, guiding her work as a middle school teacher in rural communities and her service to Vermont as president pro tempore of the state Senate. She currently lives in Brattleboro, Vermont with her wife, Elizabeth, their two children, Abe and Sarah, and their dog, Wheelie.
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.