For Immediate Release
June 26, 2018
EMILY's List Statement on Liuba Grechen Shirley’s Victory in New York’s 2nd Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Liuba Grechen Shirley on her primary election victory in New York’s 2nd Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List congratulates Liuba Grechen Shirley on her victory tonight. Liuba is a leader in her community and a fighter for women and working families. She has championed efforts to expand paid family leave, fought for accountability of international aid funds, and helped mobilize voters across her district. After 25 years of Republican incumbent Peter King’s destructive agenda, New York’s 2nd District deserves a representative who will put them first. We are proud to stand with Liuba as she advances to the general election.”
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.