For Immediate Release
November 2, 2021
EMILYs List Congratulates Three Women on Their Election to the St. Petersburg City Council
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Lisset Hanewicz on her election, and Gina Driscoll and Brandi Gabbard on their reelection, to the St. Petersburg, FL City Council. Laphonza Butler, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate Council Members-elect Gabbard, Hanewicz, and Driscoll on their election victories for the St. Petersburg City Council. These three leaders are champions of their communities and will work to protect women and families in the city. On the City Council, Gabbard, Hanewicz, and Driscoll will build on their efforts to support small businesses, combat climate change, and expand affordable housing.
This was also a historic election, as Hanewicz will now be the first Hispanic official to serve on the St. Pete City Council. EMILYs List is proud to support another groundbreaker, as well as the fierce advocates elected to protect the woman supermajority on the St. Pete Council.”
EMILYs List congratulated the following slate of candidates:
Brandi Gabbard, District 2
Lisset Hanewicz, District 4
Gina Driscoll, District 6
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.