• Press Release

EMILYs List Congratulates Nine Democratic Pro-Choice Champions on their Victories in New York

November 8, 2023


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates nine Democratic pro-choice champions on their victories in New York. EMILYs List Interim President Jessica Mackler released the following statement:

“Democratic pro-choice women like these EMILYs List-endorsed candidates have been at the forefront of the fight to ensure that reproductive health care remains legal, available, and accessible in New York — and we are thrilled to congratulate each of them on their victories today, because we know that their commitment to our freedom is the foundation of their service. As anti-choice Republicans continue to attempt to take away our rights, we are confident that these women will resist their radical agenda and never back down.”

EMILYs List congratulates the following candidates on their victories:

New York City Council:

  • Sandra Ung, NYC Council, District 20
  • Linda Lee, NYC Council, District 23
  • Lynn Schulman, NYC Council, District 29
  • Crystal Hudson, NYC Council, District 35
  • Sandy Nurse, NYC Council, District 37
  • Susan Zhuang, NYC Council, District 43

New York mayors:

  • Yadira Ramos-Herbert, mayor-elect of New Rochelle
  • Shawyn Patterson-Howard, mayor of Mount Vernon
  • Kate Wdowiasz, mayor-elect of Dunkirk

EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, works to elect Democratic pro-choice women up and down the ballot and across the country with a goal of fighting for our rights and our communities. Our work is centered around a fundamental vision: Run. Win. Change the World. EMILYs List has raised $850 million in service to that vision and has helped Democratic women win competitive elections by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running one of the largest independent expenditure operations for Democrats, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country’s first woman as vice president, 175 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 20 governors, and over 1,500 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Visit www.emilyslist.org for more information.