WASHINGTON, D.C. EMILY’s List, one of the nations largest political action committees and financial resources for women running for elected office, today announced its endorsement of Jill Derby in Nevada’s second congressional district.Jill Derby has her pulse on the issues that are most important to families in Nevada and will use her voice in Washington to bring real change to the second district, said Ellen R. Malcolm, president of EMILY’s List. EMILY’s List members in Nevada and across the country are proud to endorse Jill Derby and we are excited to work to get another strong Democratic candidate elected to Congress this November.
A fourth generation Nevadan, Jill Derby embodies the passion and the work ethic necessary to replace politics as usual in Washington, D.C. and get results for the people of Nevada. Having lived in the Middle East for three years, Derby brings an in-depth understanding of this critical region to Congress. She will also continue to fight for the issues that are more important to voters in the second district fulfilling promises made to veterans, forging a sensible energy plan, ensuring access to health care, and demanding fiscal responsibility at all levels of government.
The experience and momentum Derby gained in her competitive run in 2006 make her an even stronger candidate this time around. Jill Derby is committed to working for the families of the second district by standing with them on today’s critical issues and by bringing a new brand of politics to Washington.
I am honored to have the support of the members of EMILY’s List in Nevada and around the country as we work together to bring fresh ideas to Washington, Derby said. The people of the second district are tired of politics as usual, and I am determined to represent them as a voice for change in Congress.
With more than 100,000 members across the country, EMILY’s List is one of the largest political action committees in the nation. Since its founding in 1985, EMILY’s List has raised over $240 million to elect 71 pro-choice Democratic women to the U.S. House, 13 to the U.S. Senate, and eight governors. Over the course of 23 years, EMILY’s List has helped elect hundreds of pro-choice Democratic women to federal office, state legislatures, state constitutional offices, and other key local offices.
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