For Immediate Release
February 7, 2019
EMILY’s List Endorses Four Women for Chicago City Offices
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed four women for Chicago city offices: Melissa Conyears-Ervin for city treasurer, Anna Valencia for city clerk, Aida Flores for alderman (Ward 25), and Samantha Nugent for alderman (Ward 39). Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, released the following statement:
“Municipal leaders have a tremendous impact on residents’ everyday lives, and these four women are prepared to move Chicago forward. In a city and state known for being home to ‘political machines,’ these candidates are running on the strength of their own merit and experience. EMILY’s List is proud to support each of these impressive women in their races to serve the city of Chicago.”
EMILY’s 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 EMILY’s List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. During the historic 2017-2018 cycle, EMILY’s List raised a record-breaking $110 million dollars 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 40,000 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.