FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement on Rep. Jennifer Wexton’s retirement announcement:
“Rep. Jennifer Wexton is a courageous public servant who has made an enormous positive impact on the lives of women and families in Virginia and across the country. Our thoughts are with Rep. Wexton and her family as her time in Congress comes to a close, and we know that she will always be a champion for the people she has dedicated her career to serving. The EMILYs List community is grateful for her leadership in expanding economic opportunity and affordable health care, addressing the opioid epidemic, and protecting the rights of women, people with disabilities, and the LGBTQ+ community. Thank you, Rep. Wexton.”
EMILYs List is honored to have supported Rep. Wexton throughout her electoral career, from her 2014 Virginia Senate special election victory to her 2018 campaign to flip a House seat and help take back the House majority to her subsequent reelection campaigns.
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.