For Immediate Release
May 17, 2022
EMILYs List Congratulates Susan Wild on Advancing to the General Election in Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Susan Wild on advancing to the general election in Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District. Laphonza Butler, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Rep. Susan Wild has demonstrated the tenacity to break barriers throughout her history in public service, and we are proud to stand with her as she takes the next step toward her third term. With our rights on the ballot this November, keeping Democratic pro-choice women in office is non-negotiable, and EMILYs List knows that reelecting Rep. Wild is a critical part of protecting our freedom and our communities.”
Susan Wild is an experienced community advocate who grew up in a military family, moving frequently, but found home when she moved to the Lehigh Valley more than 30 years ago to raise her family. An experienced attorney, she has dedicated her career to advocating for fairness and equal justice as a partner at her law firm, working on cases related to health care, civil rights, and employment law. In 2015, the Allentown City Council unanimously confirmed Wild’s appointment to serve as city solicitor, the first woman to hold the position, and accountability and transparency increased under her leadership. Wild has served her community on the boards of her local food bank, regional theater, and Jewish federation. She is the proud mother of two grown children, has one dog, Zoey, and supports local animal rescue organizations. She is also the only Jewish member of the Pennsylvania Congressional delegation.
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, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40% 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.