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EMILYs List Endorses Two Women Leaders for the New Jersey Legislature

May 13, 2021

For Immediate Release 
May 13, 2021

EMILYs List Endorses Two Women Leaders  for the New Jersey Legislature

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed two women leaders for the New Jersey Legislature. Emily Cain, executive director of EMILYs List, released the following statement:

“These two extraordinary women have years of experience advocating for marginalized communities and passing legislation that betters the lives of all New Jersey families. The EMILYs List community is proud to support these groundbreakers who have made history through their public service – Annette Quijano as the first woman and first person of color assembly member to represent her district and Valerie Vainieri Huttle as the first woman to serve as Chair of the Bergen County Board of Commissioners. By prioritizing LGBTQ+ rights, addressing the maternal mortality crisis, and passing legislation that expands paid leave and protects survivors of sexual assault, the New Jersey state legislature has made tremendous progress with them in office. EMILYs List is thrilled to endorse these trailblazers to the New Jersey Legislature.” 

EMILYs List endorsed the following slate of candidates:
Annette Quijano (AD-20) 
Valerie Vainieri Huttle (SD-37) 

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, 157 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.