For Immediate Release
November 6, 2018
EMILYs List Congratulates Chrissy Houlahan on Her Victory in Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated EMILYs List candidate Chrissy Houlahan on being elected to represent Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Chrissy Houlahan is a proven leader — a veteran, businesswoman, teacher, and advocate for public education. Although Chrissy had always been a changemaker in her own community, she decided to run for office after the 2016 election, and wrote to EMILYs List asking for support. We have been with her ever since and could not be more thrilled to see her head to Congress. We are proud to congratulate Chrissy on tonight’s victory, and look forward to her leadership as she works to make positive change for Pennsylvanians.”
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.