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EMILY’s List Endorses Brown, Raimondo

Democrats’ two female governors are up for reelection in 2018.

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Zach C. Cohen
Feb. 22, 2017, 9 a.m.

EMILY’s List on Wed­nes­day en­dorsed Govs. Kate Brown (D) of Ore­gon and Gina Rai­mondo (D) of Rhode Is­land. Both are up for reelec­tion to four-year terms in 2018.

EMILY’s List Pres­id­ent Stephanie Schriock in re­leases praised both wo­men, the only two Demo­crat­ic fe­male gov­ernors, as “in­spir­a­tion” for fe­male gubernat­ori­al can­did­ates that are pro-abor­tion rights.

Schriock: “Kate has ded­ic­ated her en­tire ca­reer to pub­lic ser­vice, ad­voc­at­ing for middle class fam­il­ies, com­munit­ies of col­or, im­mig­rants, refugees, and wo­men. She has ex­pan­ded vot­ing rights, over­seen the pas­sage of anti-dis­crim­in­a­tion le­gis­la­tion, and pro­tec­ted wo­men’s ac­cess to health care.”

“Gina has been a fight­er for pro­gress­ive val­ues and eco­nom­ic se­cur­ity for the people of Rhode Is­land throughout her re­mark­able ca­reer. She fought to ex­pand fund­ing for Rhode Is­land’s schools, en­sure col­lege af­ford­ab­il­ity for all stu­dents, and pro­tect wo­men’s re­pro­duct­ive rights.” (Hot­line re­port­ing)

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