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EMILYs List Congratulates 20 Women on Their Election to the Pennsylvania General Assembly

November 20, 2020

For Immediate Release
November 20, 2020

UPDATE: EMILYs List Congratulates 20 Women on Their Election to the Pennsylvania General Assembly

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILY's List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics, celebrated the election of 20 pro-choice Democratic women to the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List, released the following statement: 

“EMILYs List is thrilled to celebrate the well-earned victories of these incredible pro-choice champions, whose leadership will be crucial in 2021 when new congressional and legislative maps are drawn. Beyond redistricting, this is also a win for women and working families across the state who have consistently borne the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic and an extreme GOP agenda that would ban abortion after six weeks and implement burdensome regulations on facilities that provide abortion services. EMILY's List is incredibly proud of our 20 Pennsylvania women who will bring new ideas and fresh perspectives to the General Assembly.”

EMILYs List congratulates the following candidates on their victories:

Judy Schwank (SD-11)
Amanda Cappelletti (SD-17)
Carolyn Comitta (SD-19)
Emily Kinkead (HD-20)
Sara Innamorato (HD-21)
Summer Lee (HD-34)
Jessica Benham (HD-36)
Liz Hanbidge (HD-61)
Patty Kim (HD-103)
Nancy Guenst (HD-152)
Danielle Friel Otten (HD-155)
Dianne Herrin (HD-156)
Melissa Shusterman (HD-157)
Christina Sappey (HD-158)
Leanne Krueger (HD-161)
Jennifer O'Mara (HD-165)
Kristine Howard (HD-167)
Mary Isaacson (HD-175)
Elizabeth Fiedler (HD-184)
Regina Young (HD-185)

EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $700 million to elect pro-choice Democratic women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY's List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running nearly $50 million in independent expenditures in the last cycle alone, and turning out women voters and voters of color to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country's first woman as vice president, 157 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,100 women to state and local office. More than 40 percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. After the 2016 election, more than 60,000 women reached out to EMILY's List about running for office laying the groundwork for the next decade of candidates for local, state, and national offices. In our effort to elect more women in offices across the country, we have created our Run to Win program, expanded our training program, including a Training Center online, and trained thousands of women.