For Immediate Release
November 6, 2018
EMILYs List Congratulates Jahana Hayes on Her Victory in Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated EMILYs List candidate Jahana Hayes on being elected to represent Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate Jahana Hayes on her historic victory tonight in Connecticut’s 5th District, as she becomes the first woman of color to represent Connecticut in Congress. Jahana grew up in Waterbury, and her years of work as a Connecticut public school teacher testify to her commitment to serving her community. As the 2016 National Teacher of the Year winner, the country got to see the size of Jahana’s heart, and now they will get to see her bring her passion and determination to Washington. She will undoubtedly be a fierce advocate for Nutmeggers and we can’t wait to have her voice in Congress.”
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.