• Press Release

EMILYs List Endorses Jessica Morse for Election to California’s 3rd Congressional District

February 7, 2024


Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Jessica Morse for election to California’s 3rd Congressional District. EMILYs List Interim President Jessica Mackler released the following statement:

“Jessica Morse has spent her life and career working to make California a better place, and now she’s ready to take that fight to the U.S. House. California’s 3rd Congressional District deserves better than a representative who votes to take away their bodily autonomy and fundamental rights. EMILYs List is proud to endorse Morse, and we know that she can turn the tide and make sure that Republicans in Congress cannot pass their radical anti-choice agenda and take reproductive freedom away from Californians and all Americans.”

Jessica Morse is a fifth-generation Northern Californian and former deputy secretary at the California Natural Resources Agency, running for Congress in California’s 3rd District. Morse devoted her career to service. She first deployed to Iraq as a civilian working alongside our troops, and spent the next decade serving in national security roles in the State Department and Defense Department fighting corruption, human trafficking, and terrorism. Following the devastating Camp Fire in Paradise, Jessica dedicated herself to finding solutions to prevent catastrophic wildfires in California. As deputy secretary, she designed and implemented a national model for wildfire prevention programs that protect California families, homes, communities, and public lands, yielding significant reductions in megafires. Morse is also a member of the U.S. Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission. She was first endorsed by EMILYs List in 2018.

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.