EMILYs List Congratulates Eileen Filler-Corn and Charniele Herring on Being Named Speaker and Major
For Immediate Release
November 9, 2019
EMILYs List Congratulates Eileen Filler-Corn and Charniele Herring on Being Named Speaker and Majority Leader of the Virginia House of Delegates
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Eileen Filler-Corn on becoming the first woman speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, and 2015 Rising Star Nominee Charniele Herring on becoming the chamber’s first Black majority leader. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List was proud to stand with Delegates Filler-Corn and Herring on Tuesday night and we’re thrilled to congratulate them as the incoming speaker and majority leader of the Virginia House of Delegates. With more women than ever poised to serve in the incoming Democrat-led Virginia General Assembly, their historic achievements today are even more important and we look forward to seeing them champion and advance a host of legislation that will make the Commonwealth a better, safer, and more inclusive place for women and families. “
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