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EMILY's List

For Immediate Release Sep 15, 2009

EMILY's List Announces Endorsement of Julie Hamos for U.S. House
WASHINGTON, D.C. – EMILY's List, the nation's largest financial resource for women candidates, today announced its endorsement of State Representative Julie Hamos in Illinois' 10th congressional district. "EMILY's List is proud to endorse Julie Hamos for the United States Congress," said Ellen R. Malcolm, President of EMILY's List. "As an attorney, co-founder of the Illinois Coalition against Domestic Violence, and a five-term state representative from Chicago's northeast suburbs, Julie's record of advocating for Illinois women and families is second to none. We need her in Congress to continue that fight." "Julie has a well-earned reputation as a legislative work-horse. She's been named a "top legislator" by more than 25 organizations across Illinois, founded and chaired the Illinois House Mass Transit Committee, and has forged legislation to make buildings more energy efficient, promote electronic health records and to establish affordable housing. She's also been a passionate advocate for women's rights and the right to choose. Julie's race is a great opportunity to add another pro-choice Democratic woman to the Congress," said Malcolm. "I am honored to be endorsed by EMILY's List," said Hamos. "EMILY's List and its members' support is tremendously valuable as we move closer and closer to the February 2nd Democratic primary election." Hamos is a creative leader with experience tackling complex issues as an attorney and a legislator. As a staff member of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, she helped educate Americans about the then-newly established Earned Income Tax Credit. In the Illinois House, she founded and chaired the Mass Transit Committee, leading the effort to reform Chicago's regional transit system. As a public interest lawyer, Hamos has devoted her career to improving the lives of women and families. She co-founded the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence and helped write the state's first laws to protect battered women. A 32-year resident of Illinois, Hamos emigrated to the U.S. as a child when her family fled Hungary during the 1956 revolution. EMILY's List is the nation's largest financial resource for women candidates. In the 2007-2008 cycle, EMILY's List raised more than $43 million to support its mission of recruiting and

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supporting women candidates, helping them build strong campaigns, and mobilizing women voters to turn out and vote. 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 worked to elect 80 pro-choice Democratic women to the U.S. House, 15 to the U.S. Senate, nine governors, and hundreds of women to the state legislatures, state constitutional offices, and other key local offices.

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