For Immediate Release
June 6, 2018
EMILY's List Statement on Norma Torres’ Victory in California’s 35th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Norma Torres on her primary election victory in California’s 35th Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Congresswoman Norma Torres is a fighter for women, families, and the people of the 35th District. Norma is the champion that this district needs fighting for them in Washington, and the EMILYs List community will fight alongside Norma to make sure this seat is held by a true progressive champion.”
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.