For Immediate Release
August 4, 2021
EMILYs List Congratulates Teresa Mosqueda on Advancing to the General Election
Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Teresa Mosqueda on advancing to the general election for the Seattle City Council at-large Position 8. Emily Cain, executive director of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“The EMILYs List community is thrilled to congratulate Teresa Mosqueda. While on the City Council, Teresa has been a champion for workers, children, and families. We are confident that when reelected, Teresa will continue to prioritize progressive policies to ensure that all Seattle families feel protected and empowered. We look forward to continuing to support her work on the City Council and to see her reelection campaign through to the finish line.”
Councilwoman Teresa Mosqueda has served on the Seattle City Council since 2017. To help the city recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, Teresa worked diligently on the City Council to pass the JumpStart Seattle progressive revenue plan and COVID-19 relief in 2020. Teresa has proven to be a leader within the Council when it comes to workers’ rights and in 2018 championed Seattle’s groundbreaking Domestic Workers Bill of Rights that has served as a model for national efforts to improve wages and protections for vulnerable workers. Teresa is a third-generation Mexican American and the daughter of educators and social justice activists.
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, 158 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.