For Immediate Release
July 20, 2022
EMILYs List Endorses Jasmine Crockett for Congress
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Jasmine Crockett for election to represent Texas’ 30th Congressional District. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“During her time in the Texas state House, state Rep. Jasmine Crockett has been a champion for voting rights, abortion access, and working-class Texans. While anti-choice Republicans in Texas have worked to eliminate access to life-saving reproductive health care, Crockett has never lost hope or the determination to fight for our rights. We know that she will take that determination to Congress, and EMILYs List is proud to stand by her campaign.”
Jasmine Crockett is a civil rights and criminal defense attorney and Texas state representative running to represent North Texans in Congress. Crockett’s parents, a teacher and preacher and a United States Postal Service worker, instilled in her the value of civic responsibility and public service which has guided her throughout her career. She graduated from Rhodes College and University of Houston Law Center, and went on to practice law in Texas. She has represented over 5,000 Texans in court, including more than 400 peaceful protestors whom she represented pro bono. She served as a public defender before opening her own Civil Rights, Criminal Defense, and Personal Injury law firm to continue defending Texans facing injustice and brutality. After growing frustrated fighting one injustice at a time, she decided to work to change the system of laws that were perpetuating inequality. In 2020, she ran for the state House and won, continuing representing indigent clients while in the state legislature. Crockett is ready to bring this fight for justice to Congress.
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, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40% 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.