EMILYs List Statement on Teresa Leger Fernandez’s Victory in New Mexico’s 3rd District
For Immediate Release
November 3, 2020
EMILY's List Statement on Teresa Leger Fernandez’s Victory 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 being elected to represent New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. House. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Congratulations to Teresa Leger Fernandez on becoming the next representative of New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District. Teresa is a lifelong public servant and a champion for marginalized communities. Time and time again, she has used her platform to elevate others, and we are so thrilled to celebrate her historic victory as the first woman to represent New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District.”
Women Vote, the independent expenditure arm of EMILYs List, invested $413,000 in the district during the primary season, running an eight-piece mail program.
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 60,000 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.