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EMILYs List Endorses Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot in Reelection Campaign
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Mayor Lori Lightfoot in her reelection campaign. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is glad to endorse Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot for reelection. As one of the country’s few African American mayors in major US cities, Mayor Lightfoot has fought to improve the lives of the people of Chicago by protecting reproductive freedom and making groundbreaking investments in critical areas such as mental health and environmental justice. With more work to be done, we are confident that with another term in office she will continue to move the city forward.”
In 2019, Mayor Lori Lightfoot became the first Black woman to be elected mayor of Chicago and the first Black LGBTQ+ person elected mayor of any major city in the U.S. While in office, Mayor Lightfoot has increased the city’s minimum wage, passed transformative and unprecedented budgets, implemented a massive COVID-19 vaccination campaign, and hit an all time venture capital funding record. Before becoming mayor, Lightfoot was a partner in private legal practice at Mayer Brown and served in various government positions within Chicago.
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, 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.