FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 20, 2022
EMILY’S List Honors Transgender Day of Remembrance
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, commemorates Transgender Day of Remembrance, an annual day to honor the memory of transgender people who have lost their lives as a result of anti-transgender violence. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“On Transgender Day of Remembrance we honor transgender individuals who have faced discrimination for living their truth. We also seek to honor the memory of the transgender people who lost their lives due to violence. With a rise in anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric, the safety of the trans community has never been more important.
“We are confident that EMILYs List-endorsed leaders across the country will continue to fight against the hateful anti-LGBTQ+ legislation that Republicans continue to introduce in an attempt to harm transgender people. We are proud to have supported many groundbreaking trans women in office now, and believe that with the number of transgender elected officials increasing across the country, their bravery and leadership will continue to create safer spaces for future generations.”
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, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,400 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.