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EMILYs List Statement on New Mexico’s Down-Ballot Primary Election Results

June 3, 2020

For Immediate Release
June 3, 2020

EMILYs List Congratulates Women Leaders on Advancing to the General Election for the New Mexico State Legislature
State is poised to finally have a pro-choice majority serving in the Legislature 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated 17 women on winning their primary elections in New Mexico. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:

“EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate these 17 women on advancing to the general election and bringing New Mexico one step closer to having a pro-choice majority in the legislature. Their successes in the primary prove that New Mexico’s voters support having strong women leaders with clear visions for progress in Santa Fe. As activists and dedicated community leaders, they will give a voice to the issues most important to New Mexicans, and we are proud to stand with them. ” 

EMILYs List congratulates the following women leaders as they advance to the general election:
Antoinette Sedillo Lopez (SD-16)
Siah Correa Hemphill (SD-28)
Pam Cordova (SD-30)
Carrie Hamblen (SD-38)
Liz Stefanics (SD-39)
Patricia Roybal Caballero (HD-13)
Day Hochman-Vigil (HD-15)
Debbie Armstrong (HD-17)
Liz Thomson (HD-24)
Marian Matthews (HD-27)
Melanie Stansbury (HD-28)
Joy Garratt (HD-29)
Natalie Figueroa (HD-30)
Joanne Ferrary (HD-37)
Christine Chandler (HD-43)
Andrea Romero (HD-46)
Karen Bash (HD-68)

Women Vote, EMILY's List's independent expenditure arm, worked with partners in New Mexico to run a $25,000 radio program in New Mexico Senate Districts 28 and 30 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.