For Immediate Release
EMILY’s List Endorses Christine C. Quinn For Mayor of New York City
Washington, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, announced its endorsement of Christine C. Quinn for Mayor of New York City.
“Christine Quinn has dedicated her career to fighting for women and families, and the EMILY’s List community – now more than 2 million members strong – is fired up and ready to shatter the glass ceiling by helping to elect her as the first woman mayor of New York City,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List. “Christine is a tough progressive fighter with a proven track record of getting things done. After electing record numbers of women to office in 2012, it’s clear that voters welcome Democratic women candidates who share their values and fight for their interests. Our community is ready to make history again by helping Christine Quinn become Mayor of our nation’s largest city.”
Christine C. Quinn began her career in public service as an advocate for affordable housing and tenant’s rights. She has served on the New York City Council since 1999, representing the 3rd district, and made history in 2006 when she was elected the council’s first openly gay Speaker. During her tenure, Speaker Quinn cracked down on harassment at reproductive healthcare clinics and exposed predatory, anti-choice crisis pregnancy centers. She has expanded healthcare access for women and families, improved early childhood education, and has worked to find innovative ways to support small businesses and job creation.
During the 2011- 2012 election cycle, EMILY’s List helped elect a historic number of candidates – the only pro-choice Democratic woman governor in the country, 19 new women to the House, six Senate incumbents, and three new Senators – all the first women to represent their states in the Senate. And this cycle, women we’ve helped elect include the first Hindu and first female combat veterans to serve in the House, the first openly gay Senator, and the first Asian American woman to serve in the Senate. With a community that has quintupled since 2010 – now more than two million members strong – 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 100 pro-choice Democratic women to the House, 19 to the Senate, 10 governors, and over five hundred women to state and local office. In the 2011-2012 cycle, EMILY's List had the largest number of members and donors in our 28 year history, and raised a record-breaking $52 million dollars