Washington, D.C., — Financial Services Professionals (FSP) released the following statement on the appointment of Ms. Laphonza Butler as California’s next senator:
“Financial Services Professionals (FSP) salutes the historic appointment of Ms. Laphonza Butler to serve out the term of the late Senator Dianne Feinstein. Senator Butler’s appointment by California Governor Gavin Newsom immediately enhances the diversity of a body that had no representation from Black women. She is the third Black woman to serve in the history of the U.S. Senate and is the second openly gay woman in the Senate. Senator Butler brings a wealth of experience, most recently as head of Emily’s List, a political action committee that helps elect Democratic women. Previously, she led SEIU Local 2015, the largest union representing nursing and home health care workers. We look forward to Senator Butler adding her voice to the important policy debates in Congress that impact our community, our nation, and our world.”
FSP is committed to diversity and inclusion in the financial services industry and looks forward to working with Senator Butler and Congress to advance a legislative agenda that promotes fair and equitable policies in business and finance.
About Financial Services Professionals
Financial Services Professionals is a non-partisan independent, volunteer association founded to enrich the careers of its members by sharing the resources of a broad network of professionals in the financial services industry. FSP is committed to advancing diversity in the financial services industry.
Link to official press release: FSP_Statement_Applauds_Newly_Appointed_Senator_Laphonza_Butler_10_3_23_2.pdf