For Immediate Release
October 13, 2021
EMILYs List Endorses Two Candidates for Boston City Council
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Ruthzee Louijeune and Tania Fernandes Anderson for Boston City Council. Laphonza Butler, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is proud to endorse Ruthzee Louijeune and Tania Fernandes Anderson for Boston City Council. As a lawyer, advocate, and civic leader, Ruthzee Louijeune has been a champion for families in her community — in particular Black and Latinx families — on issues like housing, education, and civil rights. Tania Fernandes Anderson has been an advocate for holding police accountable, making her community safer, and working to support at-risk youth. With these two women on the Council, Boston will make great strides toward becoming a more just, equitable city for all its communities, and we look forward to their victories in November.”
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.