FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Marucci Guzmán for election to Florida’s 35th House District. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“As Florida Republicans work overtime to restrict our freedoms and take away our rights, it is more important than ever to elect dedicated, Democratic pro-choice champions like Marucci Guzmán. She has spent her career delivering results for her community, and we know she is ready to go to work for Floridians and fight to ensure that every resident of the Sunshine State has the resources and support they need. EMILYs List is proud to endorse Guzmán today, and we look forward to seeing Florida’s 35th House District thrive under her leadership.”
Marucci Guzmán is a community advocate, mother, and the executive director of Latino Leadership, a central Florida grassroots organization dedicated to empowering Hispanic and Latino Floridians. Before running for office, Guzmán created the Puerto Rico Family Response Center in the wake of Hurricane Maria and established Central Florida’s first bilingual nonprofit autism center. She is committed to fighting for a better future for Floridians by championing health care, housing, public education, and community safety.
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.