FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Mai Xiong for the special election in Michigan House District 13. EMILYs List Interim President Jessica Mackler released the following statement:
“Mai Xiong is ready to step into this new leadership role and hit the ground running on day one. She will ensure that residents of Michigan’s 13th House District will always have a representative who will stand up to the state’s extremist Republicans and fight for their rights. EMILYs List is proud to endorse Xiong, and proud be a part of maintaining a strong Democratic pro-choice majority in the state legislature.”
Mai Xiong currently serves on the Board of Commissioners for Macomb County, Michigan and is running in the special election to represent Michigan’s 13th House District, which was vacated by EMILYs List-endorsed Lori Stone after she was elected as mayor of Warren, Michigan. On the Board of Commissioners, Xiong has focused on improving care for seniors, expanding public transportation, and championing the needs of the county’s working families. Xiong is running to continue the district’s strong tradition of Democratic pro-choice leadership and protect fundamental freedoms for southeast Michigan and the entire state.
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.