For Immediate Release
April 26, 2021
EMILYs List Endorses Naomi Hattaway and Sara Kohen for Omaha City Council
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Naomi Hattaway for Omaha City Council District 6 and Sara Kohen for Omaha City Council District 7. Emily Cain, executive director of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is proud to endorse Naomi Hattaway and Sara Kohen for Omaha City Council, two women who have dedicated their careers to bettering the lives of those in their communities. Naomi and Sara’s leadership and advocacy on issues like homelessness, affordable housing, and public education will improve the lives of all Omahans. We are thrilled to stand by them and look forward to their victories on May 11th.”
Naomi Hattaway is a Nebraska native who has served families in Omaha through executive leadership roles with Habitat for Humanity of Omaha and Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless. She also serves on the boards of RISE (See Us Rise), the POC Collaborative, and in volunteer leadership for the Women’s Fund of Omaha Circles. Sara Kohen attended law school at the University of Nebraska College of Law, serving as an Executive Editor for the Nebraska Law Review and graduating fourth in her class. Following her graduation, Sara and her family moved to Omaha, where she was a judicial law clerk for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. In 2015, Sara began helping her children’s school with community outreach and family engagement, working part-time at night and on weekends while continuing to practice law. Since then, Sara has stepped away from practicing law to take on a bigger role helping educate Omaha’s children as a school administrator.
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, 157 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40 percent 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.