For Immediate Release
November 5, 2021
EMILYs List Congratulates Teresa Mosqueda on Her Reelection to the Seattle City Council
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda on her reelection for Seattle City Council at-large Position 8 in Washington State. Laphonza Butler, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda on her reelection to Position 8 on the Seattle City Council. Since she was a young girl attending rallies with her social activist parents, Councilmember Mosqueda has understood the importance of fighting for the most vulnerable in our communities. We know that Concilmember Mosqueda’s advocacy for Seattle’s families will only continue throughout her next term, and we look forward to continuing to support her as she moves Seattle forward.”
Teresa Mosqueda grew up in the Pacific Northwest, a proud Chicana and third-generation Mexican American with parents who were educators and social justice advocates. Prior to her landslide victory for her Seattle City Council seat in 2017, Mosqueda helped to draft Initiative 1433 to provide paid sick leave for workers and raise the minimum wage. She also served as a consumer advocate on the Washington health exchange board, where she worked to ensure those most vulnerable were able to get the health insurance and care they needed.
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.