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EMILY’s List Endorses 16 Women Leaders for the New York State Legislature

For Immediate Release

September 21, 2018

EMILY’s List Endorses 16 Women Leaders for the New York State Legislature

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed 16 women leaders for the New York state Legislature. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, released the following statement:

“Pro-choice Democratic women continue to be the drivers of progressive change to support women and families far beyond their own communities. These 16 incredible women leaders are ready to take their places in Albany where they will lead the fight for equal opportunity for every New Yorker. EMILY’s List is proud to endorse these fierce champions for New York families.”

EMILY’s List endorsed the following slate of candidates:

Kathleen Cleary (SD-02)
Monica Martinez (SD-03)
Anna Kaplan (SD-07)
Jessica Ramos (SD-13)
Alessandra Biaggi (SD-34)
Karen Smythe (SD-41)
Jen Metzger (SD-42)
Emily Martz (SD-45)
Pat Strong (SD-46)
Michelle Ostrelich (SD-49)
Joyce St. George (SD-51)
Rachel May (SD-53)
Jen Lunsford (SD-55)
Carima El-Behairy (SD-60)
Joan Seamans (SD-61)
Christine Pellegrino (AD-09)

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.