November 14, 2016
EMILY’s List Congratulates Local Candidates on California Victories
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, released the following statement congratulating its local California candidates on their election wins: Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, Monique Limon, Laura Friedman, Jacqui Irwin, Blanca Rubio, Sabrina Cervantes, Sharon Quirk-Silva, Nancy Skinner, and Toni Atkins.
“California has elected a strong group of progressive women into office,” said Lucinda Guinn, vice president of campaigns for EMILY’s List. “We are so excited to see what they are able to accomplish in public service. These women have spent their careers dedicated to women and families. These victories are crucial to expanding the already strong bench of women candidates in California.”
Cecilia Aguiar-Curry was elected to represent the Fourth Assembly District. Monique Limon was elected to represent the 37th Assembly District. Laura Friedman was elected to represent the 43rd Assembly District. Jacqui Irwin was reelected to represent the 44th Assembly District. Blanca Rubio was elected to represent the 48th Assembly District. Sabrina Cervantes was elected to represent the 60th Assembly District. Sharon Quirk-Silva was reelected to represent the 65th Assembly District. Nancy Skinner was elected to represent the Ninth Senate District. Toni Atkins was elected to represent the 39th Senate District.
EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $400 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making it one of the most successful political organizations ever. 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 trained over 9,000 women to run and helped elect 118 women to the House, 23 to the Senate, 12 governors, and over 700 to state and local office. Forty percent of the candidates EMILY’s List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color - including every single Latina, African American, and Asian American Democratic congresswoman currently serving.