For Immediate Release
May 15, 2018
EMILYs List Statement on Chrissy Houlahan’s Victory in Pennsylvania’s 6th District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Chrissy Houlahan on tonight’s primary election victory in Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Chrissy Houlahan has spent her career devoted to this country and her community. From serving in the U.S. Air Force to running for Congress, Chrissy knows what it takes to step up to the plate. With her victory tonight, Chrissy takes another step closer to flipping Pennsylvania’s 6th District blue. EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate her on her victory tonight and we look forward to electing her this November.”
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $500 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making them one of the most successful political organizations ever. Our grassroots community of over five million members helps Democratic women wage competitive campaigns – and win. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research the issues that impact women and families, and turn out women voters. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 116 women to the House, 23 to the Senate, 12 governors, and over 800 to state and local office. Forty percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Since the 2016 election, thousands of women and counting have reached out to us about running for office. To harness this energy, EMILYs List has launched Run to Win, an unprecedented effort to get more women to run at the local, state, and national levels.