For Immediate Release
March 26, 2021
EMILYs List Endorses Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher for Reelection in Texas’ 7th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher for reelection in Texas’ 7th Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is proud to endorse and support Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, a proven fighter for working families, for reelection in Texas’ 7th Congressional District. Before joining Congress, Congresswoman Fletcher cofounded Planned Parenthood’s Gulf Coast Young Leaders and is a champion for women’s reproductive health. She continues to listen to women and Texans in Congress, working to strengthen Houston’s economy for everyone. We look forward to continuing to support Congresswoman Fletcher.”
Lizzie Fletcher is a lawyer and community leader who has dedicated her life to representing diverse Houstonians who face many different challenges. She co-founded Planned Parenthood Young Leaders, helping to recruit a new generation of leaders to fight for the vital health care provider. As a volunteer attorney, Lizzie worked to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline in Texas, fighting to promote social and economic justice for all students. A fifth-generation Houstonian, Lizzie has lived in the community nearly all her life.
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, 157 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40 percent 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.