For Immediate Release
February 25, 2020
EMILYs List Congratulates Roni Green on Her Victory in the Special Election for Pennsylvania House District 190
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Roni Green on her victory in the special election for Pennsylvania’s 190th House District. EMILYs List President Stephanie Schriock released the following statement:
“We are excited to congratulate Roni Green on her election victory. As a caseworker, labor organizer, and Democratic committeewoman, Roni has been a tireless advocate for workers and families across Pennsylvania. EMILYs List is confident that Roni is the right leader for the people of House District 190, and we look forward to all that she will accomplish. ”
Roni Green served as a caseworker at the Glendale County Assistance Office and later rose through the ranks of SEIU 668, a statewide union with 19,000 members. She formerly represented nearly 1,500 Philadelphia workers as a business agent with SEIU 668 and serves as a Democratic committeewoman for the Democratic Party of Philadelphia, 38th Ward, 9th Division.
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.