Ellen Hart Pena
Heidi Van Genderen
EMILY’s List Announces Endorsement of Peggy Lamm for Colorado’s 7th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, DC — EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest grassroots political network and financial resource for women running for elective office, today announced its endorsement of Peggy Lamm in her bid for Colorado’s 7th Congressional District.
“Peggy Lamm is a spirited and experienced public official with a record of achievement for the people of Colorado,” said Ellen R. Malcolm, president of EMILY’s List. “As a Congresswoman, she will continue to do the important work for the people of Colorado’s 7th Congressional District – from fighting for affordable health care, to creating real education reform. EMILY’s List considers this to be one of its top priority races and our membership will lend all its considerable strength to seeing that Peggy Lamm is victorious.”
EMILY’s List will recommend Lamm to its nationwide network of members leading into the 2006 election cycle. Lamm is the candidate best able to bring about fundamental change and end the culture of corruption in Washington, D.C. A seasoned professional, Lamm has had a distinguished career as a legislator, consumer advocate, teacher, and chair of Colorado’s Commission on Higher Education. As chair, she led the efforts that brought meaningful reform to Colorado’s college and university systems.
Lamm is known for her effectiveness and political independence. As Executive Director of Bighorn Action, Lamm led the successful fight for Colorado’s “Telemarketing No-call List” legislation. During her tenure at the state legislature, Representative Lamm was known for her leadership in support of women’s rights, the environment and labor.
“I am proud to gain the support of the thousands of individual women and men who are members of EMILY’s List,” said Lamm. “It is time for a change in Washington and the people of Colorado deserve a clean start with me as their new Representative. I will fight for what matters to the people of this District – affordable health care, good-paying jobs, and real education reform.”
With more than 100,000 members, including over 2000 in Colorado, EMILY’s List is the largest political action committee in the nation. Since its founding in 1985, EMILY’s List has helped elect 61 pro-choice Democratic women to the U.S. House, 11 to the U.S. Senate, and eight governors. In only ten election cycles, 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.