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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Colonel Pam Stevenson for Kentucky attorney general. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“If there’s anything we’ve seen in the last year, it’s that Kentuckians are ready to reject anti-choice extremism. This year, that means electing Colonel Pam Stevenson as their next attorney general. Colonel Stevenson is a force to be reckoned with and brings nearly four decades of legal experience to the job. She’s a committed pro-choice champion and will work to protect reproductive freedom and uphold the Kentucky values that have been threatened by Republican extremism in the attorney general’s office for too long. EMILYs List is proud to announce our support for Colonel Stevenson today, and we look forward to helping her usher in a new era for Kentuckians in November.”
Colonel Pam Stevenson is an attorney and former U.S. Air Force colonel who was elected to represent Kentucky’s 43rd House District in 2020. Prior to being elected, she served her country across four continents in the Air Force and in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG), where she defended the innocent and educated the next generation of lawyers on human rights. In total, she has 37 years of legal experience at the local, state, federal, and international levels. Stevenson is a lifelong Kentuckian, having been born and raised in the Louisville area, where she returned after retiring from the Air Force. If elected, she will be the first Black woman attorney general of Kentucky in the state’s history.
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.