For Immediate Release
March 20, 2018
EMILY’s List Endorses Susan Wild in Pennsylvania's 7th District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Susan Wild for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, released the following statement:
“Susan Wild is a life-long champion for women and families. Susan has dedicated her life to serving her community and during her legal career she has focused on fighting for justice and fairness. As solicitor for the city of Allentown, she was a champion for transparency and accountability – never forgetting that she was there to serve the public. The families of Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District deserve a representative who will fight for them, and Susan will do just that.
“This open seat is an opportunity for new leadership in the Lehigh Valley. Susan Wild will fight to ensure access to health care for all working families and economic policies that don’t mortgage our future just to give big tax breaks to corporations. Susan Wild is exactly the type of leader we need to stand up to Republicans in Washington and EMILY’s List is proud to endorse her candidacy.”
Susan Wild grew up in a military family, moving frequently, but found home when she moved to the Lehigh Valley more than 30 years ago. An experienced attorney, she has dedicated her career to advocating for fairness and equal justice in her practice that includes health care, civil rights, and employment law. In 2015, the Allentown city council unanimously confirmed her appointment to serve as city solicitor, a position that had never before been held by a woman, and accountability and transparency have increased under her leadership. Susan has served her community on the boards of her local food bank, regional theater, and Jewish federation. She is the proud mother of two grown children, has two dogs, and supports local animal rescue organizations.
EMILY’s 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 EMILY’s 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, EMILY’s List has launched Run to Win, an unprecedented effort to get more women to run at the local, state, and national levels.