FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 19, 2022
EMILYs List Endorses Monica Tranel for Congress
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Monica Tranel for election in Montana’s 1st Congressional District. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“Monica Tranel’s candidacy represents an opportunity to bring a new champion for reproductive freedom into the United States Congress who will truly fight for Montanans and protect their right to make critical, personal health care decisions without interference from government or politicians. EMILYs List is proud to support Tranel in this race, and we are enthusiastic about all the great things she will be able to accomplish for the people of Montana’s 1st Congressional District in Congress.”
Monica Tranel is a fierce advocate for Montanans running for the open House seat in the new 1st Congressional District. She grew up on a ranch in eastern Montana with nine brothers and sisters, and from feeding pigs to stacking hay, she always had a job to do. Tranel attributes the work ethic she learned on the ranch to her success as a world-class athlete who competed in two Olympics and won a World Championship Gold for the United States Women’s Rowing Team. She worked her way through college and law school, and became a lawyer who stands up for Montanans against some of the biggest corporate monopolies in the world. Tranel has dedicated her career to advocating for Montanans, she is ready to take this fight to Congress. Tranel currently lives in Missoula, Montana with her husband and three daughters.
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 over $700 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 campaigns 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, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,400 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.