For Immediate Release
January 11, 2022
EMILYs List Congratulates Jackie Glass on Her Election to the Virginia House of Delegates
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Jackie Glass on her victory in the race to represent District 89 in the Virginia House of Delegates. Laphonza Butler, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is thrilled that Jackie Glass will be the next delegate to represent District 89 in the Virginia House. A proven fighter for justice and economic prosperity for all, regardless of gender, racial background, or class, Rep.-elect Glass will be a dedicated public servant and will work tirelessly on behalf of Norfolk’s families. We know that Rep.-elect Glass is in good company with her colleagues in the Virginia House, and that the now majority women Democratic caucus will stand up against Republican-led efforts to trample on our rights and freedoms.”
Jackie Glass served in the U.S. Navy for eleven years. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Workforce Education Training and Development from Southern Illinois University. She is currently a social entrepreneur, consulting with businesses, organizations, and governments to improve markets and policies that are influenced by racism, sexism, and classism. Her election to the Virginia House of Delegates means the Democratic caucus is now majority women.
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $700 million to elect Democratic pro-choice 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 and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running nearly $50 million in independent expenditures in the last cycle alone, and turning out women voters and voters of color to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country's first woman as vice president, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. After the 2016 election, more than 60,000 women 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. In our effort to elect more women in offices across the country, we have created our Run to Win program, expanded our training program, including a Training Center online, and trained thousands of women.