For Immediate Release
November 6, 2018
EMILYs List Congratulates Lori Trahan on Her Victory in Massachusetts’ 3rd Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated EMILYs List candidate Lori Trahan on being elected to represent Massachusetts’ 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. House. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“With Lori Trahan’s deep roots in Merrimack Valley and her years of public service, she is the best person to fight to expand economic opportunity and health care for Massachusetts’ 3rd District. A local business leader and former congressional aide, she has the experience and local expertise to advocate for the well-being of all Massachusetts families. Lori is the first Portuguese American woman elected to Congress from a New England state, and EMILYs List is proud to congratulate her on this historic victory.”
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.