December 21, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Sol Flores for Congress in Illinois’ 4th District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Sol Flores is a passionate, energetic fighter for hardworking Chicago families and communities. Her roots run deep in Chicago, which is why she founded and leads a nonprofit, La Casa Norte, that fights homelessness and provides support to children, youth and families across the region.”
“With a chance to make history as the first Latina to represent Illinois in Congress, Chicago families deserve a passionate, progressive leader like Sol Flores who will bring their voices to the table in Washington and hold the Trump administration accountable – and EMILYs List is thrilled to stand with her.”
Sol is running for an open seat currently held by retiring incumbent Democratic Congressman Luis Gutierrez. This is a heavily Democratic district, and Sol faces a crowded primary as she fights to secure the nomination. This dedicated champion for Illinois working families is running a strong grassroots campaign, and she has what it takes to win. Illinois is home to more than one million Latinas, but the state has never elected a Latina to Congress. Sol is poised to be the first, and she’s fighting tirelessly for the Illinoisans whose voices aren’t being heard in Washington.
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $500 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making them one of the most successful political organizations ever. Our grassroots community of over five million members helps Democratic women wage competitive campaigns – and win. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research the issues that impact women and families, and turn out women voters. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 116 women to the House, 23 to the Senate, 12 governors, and over 800 to state and local office. Forty percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Since the 2016 election, thousands of women and counting have reached out to us about running for office. To harness this energy, EMILYs List has launched Run to Win, an unprecedented effort to get more women to run at the local, state, and national levels.