For Immediate Release
November 7, 2018
EMILYs List Congratulates Congresswoman Julia Brownley on Her Re-election Victory in California’s 26th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated EMILYs List candidate Julia Brownley on her re-election victory in California’s 26th Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“By re-electing Congresswoman Brownley, voters in California’s 26th District made it clear that they want to see the congresswoman continue her strong progressive leadership. In Congress, her record is impeccable — she has voted consistently to protect a woman’s right to reproductive health care, co-sponsored equal pay legislation, and recently passed her bill, the Female Veteran Suicide Prevention Act, through the House with bipartisan support. EMILYs List looks forwarding to welcoming Congresswoman Brownley back to Congress in January.”
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.