FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed three Democratic pro-choice champions for the Pennsylvania state Legislature: Mandy Steele (PA-HD33), Melissa Cerrato (PA-HD151), and Patty Kim (PA-SD15). EMILYs List Interim President Jessica Mackler released the following statement:
“With millions of Pennsylvanians’ fundamental freedoms hanging in the balance, it is more important than ever that we elect Democratic pro-choice champions like these three women to serve as a brick wall against extremist state Republicans who want to ban abortion. EMILYs List is proud to endorse each of them, and we know that they will be leaders in the General Assembly that their communities can trust to fight for them and never back down.”
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.