For Immediate Release
November 5, 2019
EMILYs List Congratulates Councilmembers Helen Gym and Maria Quiñones-Sánchez on Re-Election to the Philadelphia City Council
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Councilmembers Helen Gym (Council At-Large) and Maria Quiñones-Sánchez (District 7) on their re-election to the Philadelphia City Council. EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is excited to congratulate Helen Gym and Maria Quiñones-Sánchez on their victories tonight. They have a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, but they are united in their commitment to serving their communities and representing the interests of the people of Philadelphia. These pro-choice champions will continue to move their city foward and we can’t wait to see what they do next.”
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 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.