For Immediate Release
October 1, 2020
EMILYs List Endorses Odette Ramos for Baltimore City Council
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Odette Ramos for Baltimore City Council, District 14. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is thrilled to endorse Odette Ramos for Baltimore City Council. A lifelong advocate for working families, Odette has a proven record of putting her community first and fighting for affordable housing. As co-founder and co-chair of Baltimore Women United and as an organizer of the Baltimore Women’s March, Odette is committed to empowering more women to envision themselves in positions of leadership. We are proud to stand with Odette and we look forward to helping her make history as the first Latina elected to the Baltimore City Council.”
Odette Ramos is the founding director of the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance, and currently serves as the executive director of the Community Development Network of Maryland. In 2014, Odette was elected to the Democratic State Central Committee as a representative for Legislative District 43, and she is now serving her second term. Odette was recently recognized as an Influential Marylander by the Daily Record for her accomplishments, including her efforts in leading the passage of the Baltimore City Affordable Housing Trust Fund ballot initiative.
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $600 million to elect pro-choice Democratic 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 strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 150 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,100 women to state and local office. Nearly 40 percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. During the historic 2017-2018 cycle, EMILYs List raised a record-breaking $110 million and launched a record independent expenditure campaign. We helped elect 34 new women to the House, including 24 red-to-blue victories; enough seats to have delivered the U.S. House majority alone. Since the 2016 election, more than 55,000 women have 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.