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EMILYs List Endorses Four Candidates for Election to the New York City Council

September 19, 2023


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed four candidates for election and reelection to the New York City Council. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:

“The historic women-majority New York City Council has been a critical and powerful force guaranteeing that reproductive rights are not just protected but expanded and championed for residents of New York City. It is critical that we continue to elect Democratic pro-choice candidates like these four women in order to ensure it stays that way, and EMILYs List is proud to support their candidacies.”

EMILYs List endorsed the following four candidates for election and reelection:

  • Sandra Ung, NYC Council, District 20
  • Crystal Hudson, NYC Council, District 35
  • Sandy Nurse, NYC Council, District 37
  • Susan Zhuang, NYC Council, District 43

These four candidates join three previously endorsed candidates for New York City Council: Marjorie Velázquez (District 13), Linda Lee (District 23), and Lynn Schulman (District 29).

EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, works to elect Democratic pro-choice women up and down the ballot and across the country with a goal of fighting for our rights and our communities. Our work is centered around a fundamental vision: Run. Win. Change the World. EMILYs List has raised $850 million in service to that vision and has helped Democratic women win competitive elections by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running one of the largest independent expenditure operations for Democrats, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country’s first woman as vice president, 175 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 20 governors, and over 1,500 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Visit www.emilyslist.org for more information.