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EMILYs List Congratulates Abigail Salisbury on Her Victory in Pennsylvania’s 34th House District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Abigail Salisbury on her victory in Pennsylvania’s 34th House District. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate Abigail Salisbury on successfully running for this must-win seat that is critical for Pennsylvania Democrats to secure their majority in the state House. This is a victory not only for Salisbury and the people of the 34th House District but for all Pennsylvanians, whose lives will be improved by the progressive policies that Salisbury and her fellow Democrats will champion during this upcoming term.”
Abigail Salisbury is a Swissvale Borough councilmember, small business owner, and attorney who previously served as the executive director of JURIST.org and the founder of a low cost law practice providing services to nonprofits and other small businesses. Salisbury ran to represent Pennsylvania’s 34th House District in order to increase her community’s confidence in their elected officials, ensure safe communities, and champion education and opportunities for the district’s children and youth.
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, works to elect Democratic pro-choice women up and down the ballot and across the country with a goal of fighting for our rights and our communities. Our work is centered around a fundamental vision: Run. Win. Change the World. EMILYs List has raised $850 million in service to that vision and has helped Democratic women win competitive elections by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running one of the largest independent expenditure operations for Democrats, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country’s first woman as vice president, 175 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 20 governors, and over 1,500 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Visit www.emilyslist.org for more information.