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EMILY’s List Endorses Muriel Bowser for Mayor of Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Muriel Bowser for Mayor of Washington, D.C.

“Muriel Bowser not only has the plans to improve DC’s schools, infrastructure and city government, but she has the track record to prove she can make those plans a reality,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List. “Her impressive work representing Ward 4 and her longstanding commitment to the economic development of the city make it clear that Muriel is the best choice for Washington’s next mayor.”

Muriel Bowser has served as the DC City Councilmember for Ward 4 since 2007, when she emerged from a crowded primary field with a landslide victory. Since then, she has been reelected twice. Before that, Muriel served two terms as the Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for her Riggs Park neighborhood. She is currently Chairwoman of the Committee on Economic Development and has been endorsed in the mayoral race by The Washington Post. Muriel is a graduate of Chatham College and earned a Masters in Public Policy from American University.

EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $350 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making it one of the most successful political action committees in the country. Throughout its 29 year history, the organization has recruited and trained over 9,000 women to run, worked to elect 102 pro-choice Democratic women to the House, 19 to the Senate, 10 governors, and over five hundred women to state and local office. Since its founding in 1985, EMILY’s List helped elect 97% of the Democratic women of color in Congress, including every single Latina, African American, and Asian American Democratic woman currently serving. And during the 2011-2012 cycle, EMILY’s List had the largest number of members and donors in its history and raised a record-breaking $52 million dollars. With the help of this growing community — now more than three million members strong — EMILY’s List helped elect an historic number of candidates in 2012 including 19 new women to the House, six Senate incumbents, three new Senators, and 186 state and local officials.