For Immediate Release
July 15, 2020
EMILYs List Endorses Christina Finello in Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Christina Finello in Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Christina Finello is a tireless community leader and public servant, and EMILYs List is thrilled to endorse her campaign for Congress. The only Democrat currently serving on the Ivyland Borough Council, she is a problem-solver who puts the people first. While GOP Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick misleads Pennsylvanians and votes against their interests, Christina advocates for affordable health care and education, and women’s reproductive rights. The former deputy director of the Bucks County Department of Housing and Human Services, Christina has what it takes to lead her constituents through this global pandemic. Earlier this cycle, EMILYs List placed Rep. Fitzpatrick “On Notice” for his callous disregard of Pennsylvania’s women and working families, and we look forward to flipping this seat with Christina in the fall.”
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 55,000 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.