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EMILYs List Congratulates Six Women On Their Primary Victories for the New York City Council

July 6, 2021

For Immediate Release

July 6, 2021

EMILYs List Congratulates Six Women Leaders On Their Primary Election Victories for the New York City Council

Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated six Democratic pro-choice women on their primary election victories. Emily Cain, executive director of EMILYs List, released the following statement:

“EMILYs List is proud to congratulate these trailblazers on their primary victories. Each of these leaders has fought for the women and families of New York City by advocating for issues such as reproductive freedom, affordable housing, environmental justice, and equity in education. This diverse group includes advocates and organizers who have taken on sexual harassment, the gender wage gap, fought for domestic violence protections, and have shown a clear commitment to establishing a more equitable and just New York City. We look forward to continuing to support their campaigns as they work to secure their seats this November.”  

EMILYs List congratulates the following candidates on their victories: 

Carlina Rivera (District 02)

Althea Stevens (District 16)

Adrienne Adams (District 28)

Selvena Brooks-Powers (District 31)

Jennifer Gutiérrez (District 34)

Farah Louis (District 45)

EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $700 million to elect Democratic pro-choice 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 1,300 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.