For Immediate Release
March 3, 2022
EMILYs List Endorses Carol Glanville in Michigan Special Election
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Carol Glanville in the special election for Michigan’s 74th House District. Laphonza Butler, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is thrilled to endorse Carol Glanville in the race for Michigan’s 74th House District. Her dedication to improving education, economic development, and protecting the environment will go a long way towards improving the lives of all Michigan families. As a lifelong educator, philanthropist, and daughter of union workers, we are confident that Glanville will be ready to advocate for the people of Michigan from day one.”
Carol Glanville was born and raised in West Michigan. She has extensive experience in education, having served as a classroom teacher, administrator, and education consultant. Currently, Glanville works at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University developing curriculum and training materials for foundations and grant makers. She also holds a seat on the Walker City Commission and serves on the advisory boards for Kent County Community Action and County Waste to Energy. She’s also a board member with West Michigan Trails and Greenways Coalition.
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $700 million to elect Democratic pro-choice women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY's List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running nearly $50 million in independent expenditures in the last cycle alone, and turning out women voters and voters of color 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 more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. After the 2016 election, more than 60,000 women reached out to EMILY's List about running for office laying the groundwork for the next decade of candidates for local, state, and national offices. In our effort to elect more women in offices across the country, we have created our Run to Win program, expanded our training program, including a Training Center online, and trained thousands of women.