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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Celia Segel for Massachusetts House District 10th Suffolk. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“The people of Massachusetts’ House District 10th Suffolk need a strong and dedicated pro-choice champion to represent them in the state House, and Celia Segel is that champion. She has proven herself to be a powerful and effective community leader, and has committed to doing everything in her power to protect reproductive freedom in Massachusetts and ensure that the state remains a safe haven of abortion access not only for its residents but for residents of surrounding states. EMILYs List is proud to endorse Segel for election, and we have full confidence in her ability to serve the state of Massachusetts and protect reproductive and civil rights for all.”
Celia Segel is a community leader, policy expert, and coalition builder running to represent Massachusetts’ House District 10th Suffolk. Her accomplishments for Massachusetts include protecting an affordable housing law by ballot initiative, creating $60 million in funding to improve community health outcomes for adults and children, successfully organizing to pass a law that protected reproductive health care for incarcerated pregnant women, and advocating to lower the cost of prescription drugs. Segel has deep roots in the Brookline community and lives in Jamaica Plain with her wife and three children.
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.