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EMILYs List Congratulates 19 Women Leaders on Their Election to the New York City Council

November 3, 2021

For Immediate Release
November 3, 2021

EMILYs List Congratulates 19 Women Leaders on Their Election to the New York City Council

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated 19 women leaders on their election to the New York City Council. Laphonza Butler, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:

“EMILYs List could not be prouder of this group of strong, diverse women who will be leading on the New York City Council. For the first time in history, the New York City Council will be majority-women and majority women of color. We know that electing diverse women means that greater attention is dedicated to the issues that most profoundly impact women and families, including reproductive freedom, affordable child care, and accessible quality health care. With these women on the Council, New York’s families have gained dedicated representatives who will never stop fighting for their communities’ best interests.” 

EMILYs List congratulated the following slate of candidates on their election:

CD2 – Carlina Rivera

CD5 – Julie Menin

CD9 – Kristin Richardson Jordan

CD13 – Marjorie Velázquez

CD14 – Pierina Sanchez

CD16 – Althea Stevens 

CD18 – Amanda Farías

CD20 – Sandra Ung

CD23 – Linda Lee

CD28 – Adrienne Adams 

CD29 – Lynn Schulman

CD31 – Selvena Brooks-Powers

CD34 – Jennifer Gutiérrez

CD35 – Crystal Hudson

CD37 – Sandy Nurse

CD38 – Alexa Avilés

CD39 – Shahana Hanif

CD40 – Rita Joseph

CD45- Farah Louis 

EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $700 million to elect Democratic pro-choice 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, 158 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 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.