EMILY’s List Endorses 20 More Women Leaders for the Pennsylvania General Assembly
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed 20 more women leaders for the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, released the following statement:
“For too long, qualified and experienced women have been shut out of elected office in Pennsylvania while being told to wait their turn. Pro-choice Democratic women aren’t waiting– they’re running in record numbers and building a groundswell of support as they make their way towards Harrisburg. EMILY’s List is proud to endorse these 20 pro-choice Democratic women who are ready to serve their communities and champion policies that benefit every Pennsylvanian.”
EMILY’s List endorsed the following slate of candidates:
Tina Davis (SD-06) Maria Collett (SD-12) Linda Fields (SD-24) Lindsey Williams (SD-38) Katie Muth (SD-44) Sue Mulvey (SD-50) Amy Fazio (HD-14) Pam Hacker (HD-26) Emily Spokov (HD-28) Betsy Monroe (HD-30) Liz Hanbidge (HD-61) Amy Cozze (HD-137) Wendy Ullman (HD-143) Meredith Buck (HD-144) Sara Johnson Rothman (HD-151) Melissa Shusterman (HD-157) Christina Sappey (HD-158) Jennifer O’Mara (HD-165) Erin Condo McCracken (HD-171) Claudette Williams (HD-176)
These endorsements are in addition to six previously endorsed EMILY’s List candidates – Danielle Friel Otten (HD-155), Carolyn Comitta (HD-156), Leanne Krueger-Braneky (HD-161), Kristin Seale (HD-168), Helen Tai (HD-178) and Elizabeth Fiedler (HD-184)– who advanced through their primaries on May 15, 2018.
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.