For Immediate Release
May 22, 2019
EMILYs List Congratulates Women Leaders on Advancing to the General Elections for Philadelphia and Allentown City Councils
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Ce-Ce Gerlach in Allentown on advancing through the primary for Allentown City Council and Councilwomen Helen Gym and Maria Quiñones-Sánchez for advancing through the primary in their re-election bids for Philadelphia City Council. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Congratulations to Councilwomen Helen Gym and Maria Quiñones-Sánchez in Philadelphia and Ce-Ce Gerlach in Allentown on advancing to November’s general election. From their work to improve public education to their efforts to expand affordable housing during their time in public service, these women have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to their communities and the importance of having strong, bold leaders working in city government. They are the clear choice this November and EMILYs List is proud to stand with them in their bids to serve women and families and fight for more opportunities for all.”
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.