For Immediate Release
June 3, 2022
EMILYs List Endorses Sacramento Vice Mayor Angelique Ashby for the California State Senate
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Sacramento Vice Mayor Angelique Ashby for the California state Senate. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is thrilled to endorse Sacramento Vice Mayor Angelique Ashby in her race to represent California’s 8th Senate District. Vice Mayor Ashby is a proven fighter for California’s working families, protecting the environment, and reproductive freedom who has never listened to those who doubted her. EMILYs List is proud to stand with this pro-choice champion in her bid to advance justice for her community and for all Californians.”
Sacramento Vice Mayor Angelique Ashby is a tireless advocate for the working families in her community. Motivated by her own experience as a single-mother living in low-income housing, a neighborhood activist, and a business owner, Ashby first ran for election to the Sacramento City Council over a decade ago. Ushering in a new day at City Hall, she was the only woman to serve on the council for over six years and was the first councilmember to give birth while in office. She is a prudent legislator, and her plan to address homelessness in her community is currently being implemented throughout Sacramento. A known fighter with a record of success, Ashby has secured millions in funding for Sacramento, contributing to building schools and community centers in the city, and passed policies to fight climate change at the local level. She currently lives in Natomas, California with her husband, Zac, and their two youngest children.
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, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40% 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.