For Immediate Release
November 9, 2020
EMILYs List Congratulates Anna Tovar on Her Election to the Arizona Corporation Commission
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILY's List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Anna Tovar on her historic election to the Arizona Corporation Commission. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Congratulations to Anna Tovar on her monumental victory. As a state senator, the first woman mayor of Tolleson, and now the first Latina Democrat elected to statewide office in Arizona, Anna is a trailblazer who has consistently served as a voice for communities that are too often left out of the conversation. EMILYs List was thrilled to support Anna in this historic race and we are confident that she will work to protect Arizona consumers and natural resources, and bring new progressive leadership to this vital regulatory body.”
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $600 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 strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 150 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,100 women to state and local office. Nearly 40 percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. During the historic 2017-2018 cycle, EMILYs List raised a record-breaking $110 million and launched a record independent expenditure campaign. We helped elect 34 new women to the House, including 24 red-to-blue victories; enough seats to have delivered the U.S. House majority alone. Since the 2016 election, more than 60,000 women have 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.