For Immediate Release
September 23, 2021
EMILYs List Endorses Natalyn Archibong for Atlanta City Council President
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Natalyn Archibong for Atlanta City Council president. Laphonza Butler, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is proud to endorse Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong for Atlanta City Council president. For the last 20 years, Natalyn has represented District 5 on the Atlanta City Council. She has been a dedicated advocate for affordable housing initiatives, investments in new infrastructure projects, jobs, and public safety. We know that as president of the Council, Natalyn will continue to fight for a more equitable, prosperous Atlanta for all.”
Natalyn is a graduate of Atlanta Public Schools. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Georgia Southwestern University, a Master of Public Administration from Georgia State University, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia. Prior to her election in 2001, Natalyn was active in many civic and community organizations. She founded the East Atlanta Business Association and served three consecutive terms as its president. She was also an education activist, serving as corporate secretary for APPLE Corps, Inc. and establishing the Organized Association of Schools in Southeast Atlanta (OASIS) — a parent-sponsored public school advocacy group. Natalyn Archibong is currently serving her fifth term as a member of the Atlanta City Council.
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, 158 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.