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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Yadira Caraveo for reelection in Colorado’s 8th Congressional District. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“Yadira Caraveo’s groundbreaking victory that made her the first Latina ever elected to Congress from Colorado is proof that the people of Colorado’s 8th Congressional District will not stand for the kind of radical anti-choice extremism and government overreach that has been threatening to take away our rights and freedoms. Rep. Caraveo’s commitment to her community and experience as a pediatrician gives her unique insight into the problems that Coloradans face, and EMILYs List knows that she will go on to do even greater things in her next term in Congress.”
Rep. Yadira Caraveo is a pediatrician and an accomplished legislator who serves in Congress to continue her life’s work of advocating for children and families. Dr. Caraveo’s parents came to Colorado from a small town in Mexico looking for a better life, and raised their four children on a construction worker’s pay in the Adams County home where they still live. She knew from an early age that she wanted to help people as a doctor. After attending public schools and completing her undergraduate education, she continued on to medical school at the University of Colorado and became the first physician in her family. Dr. Caraveo chose to be a pediatrician in Adams County, serving a Latino community whose families are often unable to find providers who speak their language and understand their culture. She quickly understood that the best way to help the most people is through the community, state, and national movements that advocate for the needs of the underserved, and so she ran for the Colorado General Assembly in 2018 and won. In 2022, she was elected to Congress. As a pediatrician, a former state legislator, and the daughter of immigrants, Dr. Caraveo brings invaluable lived experience to Washington.
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 $850 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 operations 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.