For Immediate Release
June 3, 2021
EMILYs List Endorses Four Women Leaders for Election to the New York City Council
Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed four women leaders for election to the New York City Council. Emily Cain, executive director of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“This courageous group of diverse women includes single mothers, children of immigrants, community advocates, and overall trailblazers who are committed to improving the lives of all children and families in New York City. Each of these women has shown a clear commitment to public service by advocating for issues such as reproductive freedom, affordable housing, environmental justice, equity in education, and accessibility to health care, including mental health resources. EMILYs List is thrilled to support each of these women, and we look forward to the positive impact they will have on women, children, and families as part of the New York City Council.”
EMILYs List endorsed the following slate of candidates for election:
- Althea Stevens (District 16)
- Jennifer Gutiérrez (District 34)
- Tahirah Moore (District 36)
- Nikki Lucas (District 42)
These endorsements are in addition to the following six previously endorsed EMILYs List candidates in the race for New York City Council: Carlina Rivera (District 02), Adrienne Adams (District 28), Selvena Brooks-Powers (District 31), Darma Diaz (District 37), Alicka Ampry-Samuel (District 41), and Farah Louis (District 45).
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.