For Immediate Release
November 5, 2019
EMILYs List Congratulates Vivian Watts on Her Re-Election to Virginia House District 39
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As races continue to be called in favor of pro-choice Democratic women across Virginia, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Del. Vivian Watts on her victory in Virginia’s 39th House District. EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock released the following statement:
“Congratulations to Del. Vivian Watts on her victory in Virginia’s 39th House District. As the longest serving woman in the House of Delegates, Vivian has an extensive background in public service and a deep connection to her district and her constituents. During her time in the General Assembly, Vivian has fought to improve the state’s infrastructure, preserve the environment, and improve public education. EMILYs List is proud to congratulate Vivian on her win tonight and we can’t wait to see what she accomplishes in her new term.”
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $600 million to elect pro-choice Democratic 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 strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 150 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,100 women to state and local office. Nearly 40 percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. During the historic 2017-2018 cycle, EMILYs List raised a record-breaking $110 million and launched a record independent expenditure campaign. We helped elect 34 new women to the House, including 24 red-to-blue victories; enough seats to have delivered the U.S. House majority alone. Since the 2016 election, more than 50,000 women have 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.