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EMILYs List Endorses Three Women for the Colorado General Assembly

March 15, 2022

For Immediate Release
March 15, 2022

EMILY's List Endorses Three Women for the Colorado General Assembly 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed three women for the Colorado General Assembly. Laphonza Butler, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:

“EMILYs List is proud to stand with Elizabeth Velasco, Ruby Dickson, and Jenny Willford. We know that these women will be effective advocates for their communities on issues ranging from improving education and infrastructure to promoting community resiliency when addressing environmental issues. At a time when abortion access and reproductive rights are increasingly under attack, it is critical to elect these Democratic pro-choice women who have pledged to defend continued access to reproductive health care and will champion policies that benefit every Coloradan.”

The slate of endorsed women includes: 
Elizabeth Velasco (CO-HD57)
Ruby Dickson (CO-HD37)
Jenny Willford (CO-HD34)

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.