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EMILYs List Statement on New York’s Legislative Primary Election Results

July 23, 2020

For Immediate Release
July 23, 2020

EMILYs List Statement on New York's Legislative Primary Election Results

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated three women on winning their primary elections for the New York State Legislature. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is proud to congratulate these three outstanding community leaders on their primary election victories. As champions for health care, affordable housing, and protections for immigrants, they have dedicated their careers to voicing the issues that matter most to New Yorkers. In the state legislature, EMILYs List is confident that they will continue to fight for equitable and progressive solutions in New York, and we look forward to helping them cross the finish line this November.”

EMILYs List congratulates the following women leaders as they advance to the general election:
Roxanne Persaud (SD-19)
Catalina Cruz (AD-39)
Yuh-Line Niou (AD-65)
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 55,000 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.

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