November 21, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Gina Ortiz Jones for Congress in Texas’ 23rd District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Gina Ortiz Jones' inspiring story is an American story. The daughter of an immigrant single mom who instilled the values of hard work and service, Gina pursued an education through an Air Force ROTC scholarship, deployed as an intelligence officer in Iraq, and later built a career as an economic and national security expert.”
“Gina's record is a stark contrast to Congressman Will Hurd, who has prioritized his party’s extreme agenda over the interests of the working families he was elected to serve.”
“Whether it's defending our country or expanding opportunities for hardworking families, Gina Ortiz Jones is ready to continue serving as a new voice in Congress–and EMILY's List is proud to support her.”
Gina Ortiz Jones is a dedicated public servant running for Congress to expand economic opportunity for hardworking Texans. Gina is challenging incumbent Congressman Will Hurd, a vulnerable second-term incumbent who has prioritized his party’s extreme agenda over the interests of the working families he was elected to serve. Our path to taking back the House runs right through this district, where Hillary Clinton bested Donald Trump by more than three points in 2016.
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $500 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making them one of the most successful political organizations ever. Our grassroots community of over five million members helps Democratic women wage competitive campaigns – and win. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research the issues that impact women and families, and turn out women voters. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 116 women to the House, 23 to the Senate, 12 governors, and over 800 to state and local office. Forty percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Since the 2016 election, thousands of women and counting have reached out to us about running for office. To harness this energy, EMILYs List has launched Run to Win, an unprecedented effort to help more women run and win at the local, state, and national levels.