CHICO, CA -- Today, Audrey Denney (D-Chico) has become the first congressional candidate in California’s First District to ever receive the EMILY’s List endorsement, making history for the North State and bringing North State issues and needs to the forefront of the national conversation. EMILY’s List is a national organization focused on championing women in competitive races at all levels of government. In a press release distributed today, EMILY’s list President Stephanie Schriock stated, “As someone who understands firsthand the challenges rural communities face, [Audrey] is uniquely qualified to champion their interests in Washington. While incumbent GOP Rep. Doug LaMalfa has forgotten the families he was elected to serve, Audrey is a dedicated public servant with the leadership skills necessary to support them through devastating wildfires and COVID-19. Audrey will bring her grit and tenacity to the fight for North State families and EMILY’s List is thrilled to stand with her.”
This is one of the most coveted endorsements in all of electoral politics, and proof that Denney has garnered the visibility and support she will need to continue effectively advocating for the forgotten and underrepresented California’s First District when elected to Congress in November.
In response to the endorsement, Denney stated, “For years, our Congressman has failed to bring rural broadband, forest health, fire prevention, equitable education, and accessible rural healthcare to the table in Congress, and our fight has made it clear that these basic rights and needs can no longer be ignored by negligent, bought-and-paid-for politicians. EMILY’s List has affirmed our commitment to making life for the people of the North State better, and I have never been more sure that we will succeed at making sure Congress responds to our unique needs and issues.”