For Immediate Release
May 29, 2019
EMILYs List Endorses Betsy Dirksen Londrigan for Congress in Illinois’ 13th District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Betsy Dirksen Londrigan for Congress in Illinois’ 13th Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Betsy Dirksen Londrigan is running for Congress because she knows that Illinoisans deserve a representative who understands the importance of good, affordable health care. Republican Congressman Rodney Davis continuously puts his party’s dangerous agenda — from their bill to strip health care from millions of hardworking Americans to their movement to defund Planned Parenthood — ahead of the needs of the working families he was elected to serve. EMILYs List is proud to support Betsy, once again, in her run to flip this seat in 2020.
As a lifelong Illinoisan, Betsy has a long history of fighting for the working families in her community. After dealing with a life-threatening health care crisis in her own family, she’s worked tirelessly to support local children’s hospitals and expand access to quality health care for families in Illinois. Betsy isn’t afraid to stand up to party leaders and tackle the challenges of our broken health care system. We’re confident that she’ll continue to fight for central Illinois in office.”
Earlier this year, EMILYs List placed Congressman Rodney Davis “On Notice” as one of their top targets for 2020.
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