With fewer than 80 days until Election Day, Sabina continues to build support in the special election race
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Elect Democratic Women, the member-led committee dedicated to electing more Democratic women to Congress, today announced its endorsement of Sabina Matos in the special election for Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District.
“The Elect Democratic Women board is proud to endorse Sabina Matos for Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District. Sabina has been an active member in her community, leading with passion, determination, and empathy. At a time when anti-choice Republicans are repeatedly attacking women’s rights, Sabina has been at the forefront of protecting a woman’s right to reproductive freedom,” said Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL), chair of Elect Democratic Women. “During her 10 years on the Providence City Council and now as the Lieutenant Governor, she has worked to break down barriers facing Rhode Islanders by advocating for affordable housing, strong gun safety laws, and expanded voting rights. It is clear that she is the right voice for Rhode Island to meet this moment and will make a great Congresswoman.”
“I am honored to have the endorsement of Elect Democratic Women. With the overturning of Roe v. Wade and the constant dismantling of women’s reproductive rights across the country, we need leaders in Congress who are going to fight for women and protect their right to reproductive freedom. I would be proud to stand alongside the members of Elect Democratic Women in Congress to ensure that our rights are protected and I am grateful for their support,” said Lt. Governor Sabina Matos, candidate for Congress.
Sabina continues to have strong momentum in the special election for Rhode Island’s First District. Last week, Matos’ campaign released a memo detailing the findings of a new poll that shows Sabina with a commanding, double-digit lead in the special primary election. Matos leads the crowded field with 22% support, besting nearest competitor Aaron Regunburg who polls second with 9% support.
Today’s endorsement follows recent endorsements from Congressional Hispanic Caucus BOLD PAC, Latino Victory Fund, PODER PAC – the first major national endorsements in the special election – and dozens of local leaders, including Myrth York and former Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts.