For Immediate Release
Statement on Proposed New York Congressional District Maps
Proposed Maps Disproportionately Threaten Women Lawmakers' Seats
WASHINGTON D.C. – EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, released the follow statement on the proposed New York redistricting maps.
“Everyone knows the number of women in congress is unacceptably small,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List. “But the maps in New York could make that number even smaller. Under these maps, male incumbents have a strong path to reelection while women incumbents have been dealt a terrible hand. And that is completely unacceptable. We need more women in congress, not fewer.”
EMILY’s List raised more than $38.5 million to support its mission of recruiting and supporting women candidates, helping them build strong campaigns, and mobilizing women voters to turn out and vote. With a community of more than 1,000,000 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 87 pro-choice Democratic women to the U.S. House, 16 to the U.S. Senate, nine governors, and hundreds of women to the state legislatures, state constitutional offices, and other key local offices. In the 2009-2010 cycle, EMILY’s List had the largest number of members and donors in our 27 year history.