For Immediate Release
August 10, 2021
EMILYs List Endorses Shontel Brown for Congress
Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Shontel Brown for Congress in Ohio’s 11th District. Emily Cain, executive director of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is proud to endorse Shontel Brown in the race to represent Ohio’s 11th District in Congress. Throughout her career, Shontel has shown that she can put politics aside and build coalitions that deliver effective solutions to the challenges facing her constituents. She has fought hard to bring economic opportunities back to her community, and we know that as a Congresswoman her work will only continue. Shontel is the best candidate to move Ohio’s 11th District toward a brighter, more prosperous future, and EMILYs List is thrilled to stand with her.”
Cleveland native Shontel Brown began her career in public service on the Warrensville Heights City Council in 2012. She went on to be elected to the Cuyahoga County Council where she currently serves. In 2017, Shontel made history as the first woman and first Black person to be elected chair of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party.
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.