For Immediate Release
June 07, 2018
EMILY's List Endorses Muriel Bowser for Re-Election for Mayor of Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Muriel Bowser for re-election for mayor of Washington, D.C. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Mayor Muriel Bowser is an incredible champion for D.C. families. She has proven she knows what it takes to implement real change across the District. During her first term, Mayor Bowser pushed to expand affordable housing, reduce homelessness, and improve public education so that every D.C. family has a fair shot. It’s clear that she will continue to strengthen the city’s economy and advocate for women and families as Washington’s mayor.”
“EMILYs List was proud to endorse Muriel Bowser’s initial campaign for mayor of Washington, D.C. in 2014 and is thrilled to support her re-election this November.”
Muriel Bowser was first elected D.C. mayor in 2014. Prior to her time as mayor, Muriel served as D.C. city councilmember for Ward 4 and as the advisory neighborhood commissioner for her Riggs Park neighborhood.
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $350 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making it one of the most successful political action committees in the country. Throughout its 29 year history, the organization has recruited and trained over 9,000 women to run, worked to elect 102 pro-choice Democratic women to the House, 19 to the Senate, 10 governors, and over five hundred women to state and local office. Since its founding in 1985, EMILYs List helped elect 97% of the Democratic women of color in Congress, including every single Latina, African American, and Asian American Democratic woman currently serving. And during the 2011-2012 cycle, EMILYs List had the largest number of members and donors in its history and raised a record-breaking $52 million dollars. With the help of this growing community — now more than three million members strong — EMILYs List helped elect an historic number of candidates in 2012 including 19 new women to the House, six Senate incumbents, three new Senators, and 186 state and local officials.