For Immediate Release
March 4, 2020
EMILY's List Statement on Candace Valenzuela Advancing to the Runoff Election in Texas’ 24th Congressional District
Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Candace Valenzuela on advancing to the runoff election in Texas’ 24th Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“We are excited to congratulate Candace Valenzuela on advancing to the runoff election. Candace’s hard-fought journey, in which she overcame homelessness and unimaginable odds growing up, has led her to dedicate her life to serving others. In Congress, she plans to fight for affordable health care, protect a woman’s right to choose, and ensure that everyone has access to a quality education. Candace will advocate for opportunity and prosperity for working families. EMILYs List will steadfastly support this champion for Texans as she advances in the race to flip this seat.”
Women Vote, EMILY's List's independent expenditure arm, worked with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus' BOLD PAC to run a six-figure direct mail campaign in the district ahead of the primary.
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $600 million to elect pro-choice Democratic 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 strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 150 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,100 women to state and local office. Nearly 40 percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. During the historic 2017-2018 cycle, EMILYs List raised a record-breaking $110 million and launched a record independent expenditure campaign. We helped elect 34 new women to the House, including 24 red-to-blue victories; enough seats to have delivered the U.S. House majority alone. Since the 2016 election, more than 50,000 women have 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.