For Immediate Release
March 26, 2021
EMILYs List Endorses Congresswoman Susan Wild for Reelection in Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Congresswoman Susan Wild for reelection in Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is proud to endorse Congresswoman Susan Wild for reelection in Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District. The first woman to represent her district, Congresswoman Wild has been a strong advocate for our future generations and hardworking Pennsylvanians by spearheading the bipartisan Jenna Quinn Law to prevent and recognize child abuse, fighting to lower prescription drug costs for children, championing expanded labor rights and more. We are thrilled to support her and look forward to continuing to see her resiliency in Congress.”
Susan Wild is an experienced community advocate who grew up in a military family, moving frequently, but found home when she moved to the Lehigh Valley more than 30 years ago to raise her family. An experienced attorney, she has dedicated her career to advocating for fairness and equal justice as a partner at her law firm, working on cases related to health care, civil rights, and employment law. In 2015, the Allentown City Council unanimously confirmed Susan’s appointment to serve as city solicitor, the first woman to hold the position, and accountability and transparency increased under her leadership. Susan has served her community on the boards of her local food bank, regional theater, and Jewish federation. She is the proud mother of two grown children, has one dog Zoey, and supports local animal rescue organizations. She is also the only Jewish member of the Pennsylvania Congressional delegation.
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.