For Immediate Release
November 6, 2020
EMILYs List Congratulates Eight Women on Their Election to the Texas House of Representatives
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILY's List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics, celebrated the election of eight pro-choice Democratic women to the Texas House of Representatives. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Congratulations to these eight progressive champions for Texas on their hard-won victories. From fighting for quality public education to expanding access to health care for the thousands of Texans left uninsured due to COVID-19, they will always put people over partisanship. EMILYs List is thrilled to see more diverse, smart, pro-choice women at the table in Texas who will hold Governor Abbott and Republicans accountable. These women will help bring change to Austin and we look forward to their service in the State Legislature.”
EMILYs List congratulates the following candidates on their victories:
Erin Zwiener (HD-45)
Vikki Goodwin (HD-47)
Michelle Beckley (HD-65)
Ana-Maria Ramos (HD-102)
Terry Meza (HD-105)
Rhetta Bowers (HD-113)
Julie Johnson (HD-115)
Ann Johnson (HD-134)
EMILY's List is still waiting for results for Brandy Chambers (HD-112).
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.