EMILY’S List Endorsed Lori Trahan for Massachusetts 3rd Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. — EMILY’S List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Lori Trahan for Massachusetts 3rd Congressional District on Tuesday.
“EMILY’S List has been a leader in the fight to close the leadership gap and get more women a seat at the table,” Trahan said. “When we live in a world where women can succeed, everyone is better off. In Washington, I will be an advocate for equal pay for equal work, preserving access to reproductive healthcare, and increasing access to paid family leave and affordable, high-quality childcare. I am proud and honored to have EMILY’S List by my side in this fight.”
Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, said the following of Trahan:
“As the granddaughter of immigrants, Lori Trahan knows how hard it is for working families to make ends meet. She was inspired to run for Congress because she wants to help expand economic opportunity so all 3rd District families have a shot at getting ahead. Lori knows that protecting access to affordable health care, improving public education, and creating good-paying jobs are all priorities for Massachusetts families. Her deep roots in the Merrimack Valley, combined with her experience as a local business leader and public servant, show that Lori will serve as a strong voice for progress in Congress.
“Lori is running to fill the seat left open by Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, an EMILY’s List candidate who became the first woman elected to represent Massachusetts in Congress in 26 years when she was elected over a decade ago. Lori won a crowded primary and has shown she has what it takes to deliver this must-win seat for Democrats to take back the House. EMILY’s List and our national network of supporters are proud to stand with this champion for working families.”
Earlier this year, Lori released a comprehensive plan to articulate how she plans to fight for women. Click here for more on this.
Since its founding in 1985, EMILY’s List has helped elect 116 women to the House, 23 to the Senate, 12 governors, and over 800 to state and local office. And since Election Day 2016, more than 40,000 women have signed up to run for office.