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EMILYs List Congratulates Eight Women on Their Election to the Washington State Legislature

November 23, 2020

For Immediate Release
November 23, 2020

EMILYs List Congratulates Eight Women on Their Election to the Washington State Legislature

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILY's List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics, celebrated the election of eight pro-choice Democratic women to the Washington State Legislature. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:

“Congratulations to these outstanding Washington women leaders on their victories. These women are trailblazers and community leaders who will fight for affordable housing, quality health care, equality and diversity, and a sustainable future in Olympia. Their campaigns have been inspiring and their election victories will pave the way for more nontraditional candidates to run for office and win. We are thrilled that so many empowered pro-choice Democratic women will be at the table in the next legislative session, and we look forward to all that they will accomplish.”

EMILYs List congratulates the following candidates on their victories:
T'wina Nobles (SD-28) 
Lisa Callan (HD-05, Pos. 2)
Tarra Simmons (HD-23, Pos. 1) 
Mari Leavitt (HD-28, Pos. 1) 
Jamila Taylor (HD-30, Pos. 1) 
Alicia Rule (HD-42, Pos. 1) 
Sharon Shewmake (HD-42, Pos. 2)
Debra Entenman (HD-47, Pos. 1)

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.