EMILYs List Congratulates Ayanna Pressley on Her Victory in MA’s 7th Congressional District
For Immediate Release
November 6, 2018
EMILYs List Congratulates Ayanna Pressley on Her Victory in Massachusetts’ 7th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated EMILYs List candidate Ayanna Pressley on being elected to represent Massachusetts’ 7th Congressional District in the U.S. House. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List was proud to award Ayanna Pressley with our Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award in 2015 and we are beyond thrilled to congratulate her on tonight’s historic victory. Ayanna was the first woman of color elected to the Boston City Council in 2009, and tonight, she becomes the first African American woman to represent any New England state in Congress. Ayanna has spent her career in public service fighting for expanded economic opportunity and focusing on issues unique to girls and women. EMILYs List has long believed in Ayanna’s potential and we look forward to welcoming her to Congress.”
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $500 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making them one of the most successful political organizations ever. Our grassroots community of over five million members helps Democratic women wage competitive campaigns – and win. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research the issues that impact women and families, and turn out women voters. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 116 women to the House, 23 to the Senate, 12 governors, and over 800 to state and local office. Forty percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Since the 2016 election, thousands of women and counting have reached out to us about running for office. To harness this energy, EMILYs List has launched Run to Win, an unprecedented effort to get more women to run at the local, state, and national levels.