For Immediate Release
November 19, 2020
EMILYs List Congratulates Eight Women on Their Election to the Ohio House of Representatives
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight, EMILY's List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics, celebrated the election of eight pro-choice Democratic women to the Ohio House of Representatives. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List, released the following statement:
“Ohio is home to so many phenomenal women leaders who are eager to serve their communities, and we were honored to stand with our candidates on the campaign trail and to award this year’s Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award to Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes. These women will be champions for all working families, ensure that fair maps are drawn during redistricting, and push back against a dangerous Republican Party that has voted to ban abortion after six weeks and prevent insurers from covering abortion and certain kinds of birth control. We’re excited to see more progressive women serving in the legislature, and cannot wait for their desperately-needed leadership in Columbus.”
EMILYs List congratulates the following candidates on their victories:
Janine Boyd (HD-09)
Juanita Brent (HD-12)
Monique Smith (HD-16)
Mary Lightbody (HD-19)
Beth Liston (HD-21)
Allison Russo (HD-24)
Jessica Miranda (HD-28)
Catherine Ingram (HD-32)
EMILYs List is still waiting for results for Crystal Lett (SD-16).
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $700 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 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, 157 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,100 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.