For Immediate Release
October 15, 2021
EMILYs List Endorses Felicia Moore for Mayor of Atlanta
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Felicia Moore for mayor of Atlanta. Laphonza Butler, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is thrilled to endorse Felicia Moore in the race for mayor of Atlanta, GA. Now serving as Atlanta City Council president, Moore has been a dedicated public servant for nearly 30 years, working to make her community a safer, more prosperous place. As mayor, Councilmember Moore will prioritize public safety, partnerships with Atlanta schools, accountability, fiscal stability, ethics, and transparency. EMILYs List is proud to stand with Councilmember Moore in her campaign for mayor.”
Felicia Moore graduated cum laude from Central State University in Ohio and holds an MSA from Central Michigan University. She has been a resident of Atlanta for over 30 years and a public servant for nearly as long, beginning as president of her Neighborhood Association and chair of her Neighborhood Planning Unit (NPU-D). In 1997, with broad support from her community, Moore put her real estate career on hold to seek election to the Atlanta City Council for District 9. She represented District 9 for 20 years before becoming Council president in January 2018.
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, 158 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.