For Immediate Release
December 9, 2019
EMILYs List Congratulates New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul on Being Named Chair of the Democratic Lieutenant Governors Association
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul on being named chair of the Democratic Lieutenant Governors Association. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“With her long record in public service as a local government official, congresswoman, Lieutenant Governor, and now chair of the Democratic Lieutenant Governors Association, Kathy is a proven leader who knows how to bring communities together, build consensus, and tackle the hard issues. As Democratic lieutenant governors continue to make historic gains across the country, Kathy’s leadership will be instrumental in the party’s effort to recruit diverse, well-qualified candidates who better represent the communities they serve and can win tough races. We’re proud to have Kathy Hochul in the EMILYs List family and are thrilled to congratulate her as the incoming chair of the Democratic Lieutenant Governors Association.”
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.