For Immediate Release
March 26, 2021
EMILYs List Endorses Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger for Reelection in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger for reelection in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is excited to endorse Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger, who has been a dedicated public servant her whole career. Her background in national security has brought critical expertise to Congress and helped her fight to protect the American people. Congresswoman Spanberger has continued to champion the needs of her constituents throughout the pandemic, including by passing bipartisan legislation to provide Americans with new broadband networks. We are proud to continue to support Congresswoman Spanberger as she continues to lift up all Virginians.”
Abigail Spanberger grew up in Henrico County, Virginia, and is a proud graduate of the University of Virginia. After earning her MBA, Abigail began her public service career as a federal law enforcement officer with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, then joined the CIA as a case officer. Focused on counterterrorism, she recruited and developed spies and provided the critical intelligence that policymakers needed to make national security decisions to keep our country safe. Abigail and her husband live with their three daughters in Glen Allen.
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $700 million to elect Democratic pro-choice 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 and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running nearly $50 million in independent expenditures in the last cycle alone, and turning out women voters and voters of color to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country's first woman as vice president, 157 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40 percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. After the 2016 election, more than 60,000 women 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. In our effort to elect more women in offices across the country, we have created our Run to Win program, expanded our training program, including a Training Center online, and trained thousands of women.