For Immediate Release
November 4, 2020
EMILYs List Congratulates Odette Ramos on Her Election to the Baltimore City Council
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Odette Ramos on being elected to the Baltimore City Council, District 14. She will be the first Latina council member in Baltimore's history. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List, released the following statement:
“Congratulations to Odette Ramos on her victory, and on becoming the first Latina elected to the Baltimore City Council. Odette has spent her career working to lift up women and families through her work on affordable housing with the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance, and her leadership with Baltimore Women United and the Baltimore Women’s March. We have no doubt that she will bring that same passion and commitment to City Hall and be a much-needed champion for policies that expand access to education, public safety, and economic justice. EMILYs List was proud to stand with Odette during this historic election.”
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 60,000 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.