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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Rep. Lucy McBath for election to Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. EMILYs List Interim President Jessica Mackler released the following statement:
“Rep. Lucy McBath has been a consistent champion and advocate for Georgians even as the state’s extremist Republicans work overtime to undermine the will of voters, eliminate reproductive freedom, and make our communities less safe. Her experience in and out of Congress has made her a powerful and effective representative, and the legislation she has worked to pass has changed countless lives. EMILYs List is proud to stand with Rep. McBath once again, and we look forward to helping her win this reelection fight and take back the Democratic majority in the House.”
Rep. Lucy McBath is a powerful advocate for justice running for her fourth term in Congress to fight for Georgia’s working families. The daughter of a nurse and the former president of the Illinois branch of the NAACP, McBath grew up attending rallies and marches for civil rights. After 30 years working as a Delta flight attendant, McBath has focused her second career on advocating for reforms that will make America safer for all families. In 2012, McBath’s son Jordan Davis was shot and killed at a gas station in Florida while playing music in his car. Losing her son to gun violence intensified McBath’s lifelong commitment to community activism and justice. After serving as a national spokesperson and faith and community outreach organizer for Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action, she ran for Congress in 2018 and was reelected twice with the full support of EMILYs List. In Washington, she works tirelessly to ensure our communities are safe places where all working families can thrive.
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.