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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Jacky Rosen for reelection to the United States Senate. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“Sen. Jacky Rosen knows the struggles that working families face, and she is not afraid to stand up for what’s right against extremism, special interests, and growing threats to reproductive freedom. EMILYs List is proud to endorse Sen. Rosen for reelection in this critical battleground state, and we look forward to seeing all that she will accomplish in her next term for Nevadans and all Americans who benefit from her independent leadership.”
Sen. Jacky Rosen ran for the U.S. Senate to fight for the working families of Nevada, the state she has called home for over 40 years. She is the granddaughter of immigrants and the daughter of a World War II veteran, and grew up in a working class family. She was the first in her family to graduate from college, and worked multiple jobs and took out student loans to help her achieve that goal. After working as a computer programmer at major companies in Southern Nevada, she later stepped away from her career to take care of her aging parents and in-laws when they got sick. Before running for office, Rosen served for three years as president of the largest Reform synagogue in Nevada In 2016, Rosen ran for Congress and won, flipping a highly competitive Republican-held district. EMILYs List was with her every step of the way. In 2018, she ran for Senate and was the only Democratic challenger in the country to unseat a Republican incumbent that year, becoming the second woman senator in Nevada history. She is also the first computer programmer and the first former synagogue president ever elected to the Senate.
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.