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EMILYs List Statement on Retirement of Sen. Dianne Feinstein

February 14, 2023

EMILYs List Statement on Retirement of Sen. Dianne Feinstein

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California announced she will not run for reelection in 2024 but will continue to serve out her current term in office. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:

“We are grateful to Sen. Dianne Feinstein for her lifetime of service. First elected to the U.S. Senate in 1992, Feinstein broke a glass ceiling by becoming the first woman to serve as U.S. senator from California. She went on to achieve many more firsts including becoming the first woman to chair the Senate Rules and Intelligence committees and preside over a presidential inauguration.

“Throughout her 30 years representing almost 40 million Californians, Feinstein has been a steadfast champion of gun violence prevention, tough government oversight to advance consumer protections and human rights, LGBTQ+ equality, and environmental protections. She was a critical voice promoting abortion rights and access to reproductive health care.

“At EMILYs List, we salute Sen. Feinstein’s dedication to the greater good.”

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.