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EMILYs List Endorses Satya Rhodes-Conway for Mayor of Madison, Wisconsin
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Satya Rhodes-Conway for mayor of Madison, Wisconsin. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“Satya Rhodes-Conway has been an effective and compassionate mayor, serving the people of the city of Madison, Wisconsin with dedication and tenacity and aiming to improve lives with everything she does. Her work to protect and preserve our environment and Wisconsin’s beautiful natural resources is critical, and her commitment to democracy and equal rights for all will ensure that she will accomplish even greater things for Wisconsinites in her next term. EMILYs List is proud to stand by her campaign as she seeks to continue to serve the people of Madison.”
Satya Rhodes-Conway is the 58th mayor of Madison, Wisconsin and the city’s first openly LGBTQ+ mayor in history. She was first elected in 2019 and serves with Climate Mayors, the EPA’s Local Government Advisory Committee, Mayors for a Guaranteed Income, Mayors Against Gun Violence, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and the National League of Cities. Prior to elected office, Rhodes-Conway was the managing director of the Mayors Innovation Project and a policy professional with the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She also has extensive experience working to protect the environment and preserve endangered species, and previously taught undergraduate biology and ecology.
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, 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.