Emily’s List Statement on Teresa Leger Fernandez’s Primary Victory in New Mexico’s 3rd District
For Immediate Release
June 3, 2020
EMILY's List Statement on Teresa Leger Fernandez Advancing to the General Election in New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Teresa Leger Fernandez on advancing to the general election in New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Teresa Leger Fernandez is a powerful advocate for her community, and EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate her on advancing to the general election. The founder of a social impact law firm representing tribes and minority-owned businesses, Teresa has dedicated her career to serving as a voice for communities whose voices too often go unheard. Once elected, Teresa will bring new leadership to Washington, and we are excited to cross the finish line with her in November.”
Women Vote, EMILY's List's independent expenditure arm, invested nearly $350,000 in the district 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.