For Immediate Release
November 6, 2018
EMILYs List Congratulates Mary Gay Scanlon on Her Victory in Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated EMILYs List candidate Mary Gay Scanlon on being elected to represent Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Mary Gay Scanlon has been an advocate for women, children, and vulnerable families throughout her career. A progressive champion, Mary Gay has worked to improve public education and fought for fair pay, and will continue these commendable efforts in Congress. EMILYs List is excited to congratulate Mary Gay on tonight’s victory and we look forward to seeing the strides she makes for women and families in Washington.”
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.