For Immediate Release
October 6, 2021
EMILYs List Endorses Three Women for Election to the New Jersey General Assembly
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed three women leaders for election and reelection to the New Jersey General Assembly. Laphonza Butler, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is thrilled to endorse Allison Eckel and Sadaf Jaffer for election, and Joann Downey for reelection, to the New Jersey General Assembly. In the Legislature, we know these three women will fight to increase economic opportunities, expand access to affordable and high-quality health care, address the opioid epidemic, and protect the rights of women, LGBTQ+ people, minority communities, and people with disabilities. A fairer New Jersey is within reach, and these three trailblazers will bring us one step closer to a more equitable state for all.”
EMILYs List endorsed the following slate of candidates for election:
Allison Eckel, LD-8
Sadaf Jaffer, LD-16
EMILYs List endorsed the following candidate for reelection:
Joann Downey, LD-11
These three endorsements are in addition to the following previously endorsed EMILYs List candidate: Annette Quijano (LD-20).
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.