FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 9, 2022
EMILYs List Statement on Stephanie Thomas’ Victory in Connecticut Secretary of the State Race
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates Stephanie Thomas on her election as Connecticut secretary of the state. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“Stephanie Thomas is a trailblazing pro-choice champion who has made history today as the first Black woman elected as Connecticut secretary of the state. EMILYs List is thrilled to stand alongside her in this historic victory, and excited to see all that she continues to accomplish for the people of Connecticut. We know that her strategic vision, and commitment to defending electoral integrity will ignite change across the state.”
Stephanie Thomas worked as a strategy and fundraising consultant for over 20 years in the nonprofit sector. Over the years, Thomas has served on the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Women in Development Nonprofit and many more organizations. Elected in 2020, Thomas serves as a member of the Connecticut state House where she is a leader in advocating for early voting and no-excuse absentee ballots and was the vice chair of the Government Administration Elections Committee. Thomas is poised to be the first Black woman to serve as secretary of the state in Connecticut.
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.