For Immediate Release
November 7, 2019
EMILY’s List Statement on New Jersey’s State Election Results
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As races continue to be called in favor of pro-choice Democratic women across the country, EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated two EMILY’s List candidates on their re-election to the New Jersey Assembly. EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock released the following statement:
“EMILY’s List is excited to congratulate Joann Downey (AD-11) and Lisa Swain (AD-38) on their victories, which will undoubtedly make New Jersey’s state government stronger and more effective. These pro-choice advocates are proven champions in their communities, and will take on tough issues like equal pay for equal work and access to affordable health care. They will be the voices that women and working families in New Jersey deserve.”
EMILY’s 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 EMILY’s List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. During the historic 2017-2018 cycle, EMILY’s 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.