For Immediate Release
September 18, 2019
EMILYs List Endorses Five Women Leaders for Boston City Council
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed five women leaders for Boston City Council: Councilors Lydia Edwards (District 1), Andrea Campbell (District 4), Kim Janey (District 7), Michelle Wu (Council At-Large), and Annissa Essaibi-George (Council At-Large). Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Electing strong leaders to our city councils is a critical part of our work to ensure that families are able to put food on the table, access a quality education, and provide for their loved ones. These five women – who have made this the most diverse city council in Boston’s history – have been unapologetic in their fight to make Boston a stronger, more inclusive city. Each day their work in City Hall demonstrates the importance of having leaders with diverse experiences and backgrounds at decision-making tables. EMILYs List is grateful for their service and we are proud to stand with them in their bids for re-election this November.”
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 46,000 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.