For Immediate Release
November 5, 2019
EMILYs List Congratulates Lane Santa Cruz and Nikki Lee on Their Victories in the Tucson City Council Elections
WASHINGTON, D.C. – EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Lane Santa Cruz (Ward 1) and Nikki Lee (Ward 4) on their election to the Tucson City Council. EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock released the following statement:
“Congratulations to Lane Santa Cruz and Nikki Lee on their impressive victories tonight. Throughout their careers, Lane and Nikki have worked hard to put working families first and create positive and lasting change for the people in their communities. We were proud to stand with both of them in their bids to serve the people of Tucson, and we know that the city will be stronger because of their leadership.”
Lane Santa Cruz is a community advocate, educator, and lifelong Tucsonan. For the past 12 years, she has worked in the nonprofit and community organizing sectors championing migrant rights, food justice, and women’s equality. Lane is committed to bringing lasting, positive change to the women and families of Ward 1 by supporting small businesses, investing in training programs for Tucson’s youth, and improving transportation and infrastructure across the city. She lives in Tucson with her partner and their four children.
Nikki Lee has an impressive record of service in the U.S. Air Force and nearly two decades of experience as an IT professional. With a passion for technology and a dedication to public service, Nikki is committed to empowering small businesses and entrepreneurs through programs that will create greater opportunity for all working families. Nikki lives in Tucson with her husband Antoan and their three children.
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 50,000 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.