EMILYs List Statement on Christy Smith’s Primary Victory in California 25th Congressional District
For Immediate Release
March 5, 2020
EMILY's List Statement on Christy Smith Advancing to the General Election in California’s 25th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Christy Smith on advancing to the general election in California’s 25th Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate Christy Smith on advancing to the general election. Christy has proven herself to be a progressive force for change in her community. She is a fierce advocate for students and teachers, and as a state legislator, she has helped pass legislation to improve transparency in public education. We are proud to support Christy as the candidate that Californians need fighting for them in Congress.”
EMILY's List's independent expenditure arm, Women Vote, invested $160,000 in partnership with House Majority PAC in this special 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.