For Immediate Release
November 3, 2021
EMILYs List Congratulates Natalyn Archibong on Advancing to the Runoff Election for Atlanta City Council President
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Natalyn Archibong on advancing to the runoff election for City Council president in Atlanta, GA. Laphonza Butler, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is thrilled that Natalyn Archibong has advanced to the runoff election to become the next Atlanta City Council president. We know that voters recognize Archibong’s long legacy of fighting for a safe, affordable, and equitable Atlanta for all, and we are confident that they will stand with her in the runoff election later this month.”
Natalyn Archibong is a graduate of Atlanta Public Schools. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Georgia Southwestern University, a Master of Public Administration from Georgia State University, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia. Prior to her election to the Atlanta City Council in 2001, Archibong was active in many civic and community organizations. She founded the East Atlanta Business Association and served three consecutive terms as its president. She was also an education activist, serving as corporate secretary for APPLE Corps, Inc. and establishing the Organized Association of Schools in Southeast Atlanta (OASIS) — a parent-sponsored public school advocacy group. Natalyn Archibong is currently serving her fifth term as a member of the Atlanta City Council.
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, 158 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40 percent 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.