For Immediate Release
June 5, 2018
EMILY's List Statement on Xochitl Torres Small’s Victory in New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Xochitl Torres Small on tonight’s primary election results in New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Xochitl Torres Small is a powerful advocate for her community and after tonight, New Mexico voters have a clear choice this November. As the daughter of a teacher and a social worker, Xochitl understands the importance of accessible health care and education. In Congress, Xochitl will be the champion New Mexican families deserve. She has what it takes to flip this vulnerable seat being vacated by Republican Congressman Steve Pearce, and EMILYs List is thrilled to stand with her as she advances to the general election.”
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.