FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Susan Wild for reelection in Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“The first woman to ever represent Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District, Rep. Susan Wild’s historic service in Congress has been characterized by a strong dedication to reproductive freedom, working families, affordable health care, and labor rights. For these reasons and many more, EMILYs List is proud to once again stand by Wild as she seeks another term in office. We know she has what it takes to continue standing up for our rights and protecting our democracy, and we look forward to seeing all that she will continue to accomplish for Pennsylvanians and all Americans.”
Rep. Susan Wild is an experienced community advocate who serves in Congress to fight for Pennsylvania working families. She grew up in a military family, moving frequently, but found home when she moved to the Lehigh Valley more than 30 years ago to raise her family. An experienced attorney, she has dedicated her career to advocating for fairness and equal justice in her practice that includes health care, civil rights, and employment law. In 2015, the Allentown City Council unanimously confirmed her appointment to serve as city solicitor, the first woman to hold the position, and accountability and transparency increased under her leadership. Rep. Wild has served her community on the boards of her local food bank, regional theater, and Jewish federation. She is the proud mother of two grown children, has one dog Zoey, and supports local animal rescue organizations. She is also the only Jewish member of the Pennsylvania congressional delegation.
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, works to elect Democratic pro-choice women up and down the ballot and across the country with a goal of fighting for our rights and our communities. Our work is centered around a fundamental vision: Run. Win. Change the World. EMILYs List has raised $850 million in service to that vision and has helped Democratic women win competitive elections by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running one of the largest independent expenditure operations for Democrats, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country’s first woman as vice president, 175 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 20 governors, and over 1,500 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Visit www.emilyslist.org for more information.