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EMILYs List Congratulates Three Leaders on Advancing to the General for St. Petersburg City Council

August 24, 2021

For Immediate Release

August 24, 2021

EMILYs List Congratulates Three Women Leaders for Advancing to the General Election For St. Petersburg City Council  

Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Lisset Hanewicz on advancing to the general election in the race for St. Petersburg City Council. Gina Driscoll and Brandi Gabbard, also EMILYs List-endorsed candidates, did not face primary opposition and have advanced to the general election. Emily Cain, executive director of EMILYs List, released the following statement:

“EMILYs List is thrilled that Brandi Gabbard, Gina Driscoll, and Lisset Hanewicz will advance to the general election. Electing these three Democratic pro-choice women in November is key to protecting the women’s supermajority on the St. Petersburg City Council. We know that when we have more women elected to local government, we see better outcomes for women, children, and families. EMILYs List is proud to support these tremendous women as they move to the general.”

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.