Washington D.C. – Today, EMILY's List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, announced that it is fully recommending Maggie Hassan, a candidate for governor in New Hampshire.
“Maggie Hassan is a principled leader with a proven record of working hard for New Hampshire’s women and families,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List. “Maggie was a tireless advocate for job creation, education and women’s health throughout her time in the State Senate. Her dedicated leadership is exactly what New Hampshire needs in a governor. EMILY’s List was with Maggie when she was first elected to the State Senate in 2004, and we are thrilled to stand with her strong campaign again today.”
“While states across the country—including New Hampshire—face the challenges of a tough economy and attacks on women’s health from radical Republican legislatures, our country is at risk of having no female Democratic governors in office at the start of 2013. Now, more than ever, our states need the leadership of strong, pro-choice Democratic women like Maggie Hassan.”
A mother of two, Maggie Hassan attended Brown University and Northeastern University Law School. She was first elected to the New Hampshire State Senate in 2004 and was a member of its first ever female majority in 2008. During her time in the Senate, Hassan was a fierce advocate for education, the environment and choice. While in office, she co-sponsored legislation to make health care more affordable for small businesses.
In the 2009-2010 cycle, EMILY’s List raised more than $38.5 million to support its mission of recruiting and supporting women candidates, helping them build strong campaigns, and mobilizing women voters to turn out and vote. With a community of more than 1,000,000 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 worked to elect 87 pro-choice Democratic women to the U.S. House, 16 to the U.S. Senate, nine governors, and hundreds of women to the state legislatures, state constitutional offices, and other key local offices. In the 2009-2010 cycle, EMILY’s List had the largest number of members and donors in our 27 year history.