For Immediate Release
September 25, 2019
EMILYs List Congratulates Women Leaders on Advancing to the General Election for Boston City Council
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Councilors Lydia Edwards (District 1), Andrea Campbell (District 4), Kim Janey (District 7), Michelle Wu (Council At-Large), and Annissa Essaibi-George (Council At-Large) on advancing to the general election for Boston City Council. Geri Prado, vice president of state & local campaigns at EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Congratulations to these five outstanding women leaders on being one step closer to re-election. From their efforts to improve public transit across the city to their push for access to affordable housing and health care, they remain committed to investing in the next generation of working families and securing greater opportunity for every Bostonian. EMILYs List is proud to support these pro-choice Democratic women as they advance to the general election and we’re excited to see what they accomplish next.”
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 46,000 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.