• Press Release

EMILYs List Endorses Ashley Ehasz for Election to Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional District

February 22, 2024


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Ashley Ehasz for election to Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional District. EMILYs List Interim President Jessica Mackler released the following statement:

“Ashley Ehasz has been a fearless leader her entire life, serving our country at home and abroad to protect our fundamental freedoms. Now, she’s ready to take that fight to Congress and unseat anti-choice extremist Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick. EMILYs List is proud to be standing by a pro-choice champion like Ehasz. With her help, we’ll take back the U.S. House in November and ensure that Republicans can never pass a national abortion ban.”

Ashley Ehasz is a lifelong Pennsylvanian, U.S. Army combat veteran, and former Apache helicopter pilot who serves as a government and public service sector consultant to help our leaders better deliver results for the Keystone State. Ehasz grew up in a working family that faced many challenges, including financial instability, and joined the U.S. Army after high school. After graduating from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, she went on to flight school and graduated in 2012 as the only woman in her Apache class. Ehasz served in multiple locations nationally and internationally, including in Iraq, before returning to her home state of Pennsylvania, and is now running to continue her service to her community in Congress. If elected, she would be the first woman in Congress to have graduated from West Point.

EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, works to elect Democratic pro-choice women up and down the ballot and across the country with a goal of fighting for our rights and our communities. Our work is centered around a fundamental vision: Run. Win. Change the World. EMILYs List has raised $850 million in service to that vision and has helped Democratic women win competitive elections by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running one of the largest independent expenditure operations for Democrats, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country’s first woman as vice president, 175 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 20 governors, and over 1,500 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Visit www.emilyslist.org for more information.