For Immediate Release
November 5, 2019
EMILYs List Congratulates Boston Women Leaders on Their Victories in Municipal Election
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Councilors Lydia Edwards (District 1), Andrea Campbell (District 4), Kim Janey (District 7), Michelle Wu (Council At-Large), and Annissa Essaibi-George (Council At-Large) on their re-election to the Boston City Council. The Boston City Council will now be majority-women. EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is proud to congratulate these devoted public servants on their re-election to the Boston City Council. From their work to improve public transit across the city to their push for access to affordable housing and health care, they remain committed to investing in the next generation of working families and securing greater opportunity for every Bostonian. Together, they will fight for smarter public policies that protect the environment, grow the economy, and protect the rights of every woman and family across the city. EMILYs List congratulates these candidates on their victories tonight who prove that diversity and representation matter, and we look forward to their voices continuing to shape the debate in Boston.”
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 50,000 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.