For Immediate Release
January 5, 2021
EMILYs List Statement on Virginia Special Election Results
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Candi King and Councilwoman Angelia Williams Graves on their special elections to the Virginia House of Delegates. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate Candi King and Councilwoman Angelia Williams Graves on their victories in Virginia’s 2nd and 90th state House districts. As outspoken advocates for their communities who have always used their platforms to draw attention to the issues that matter most, Virginians will be well-served with Candi and Angelia as their representatives. We are proud to stand with them and look forward to their phenomenal work in Richmond.”
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $700 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 and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running nearly $50 million in independent expenditures in the last cycle alone, and turning out women voters and voters of color to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country's first woman as vice president, 157 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40 percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. After the 2016 election, more than 60,000 women 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. In our effort to elect more women in offices across the country, we have created our Run to Win program, expanded our training program, including a Training Center online, and trained thousands of women.