For Immediate Release
August 1, 2019
EMILY’s List Endorses Loraine Lundquist for Los Angeles City Council
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Loraine Lundquist for Los Angeles City Council District 12. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, released the following statement:
“Loraine Lundquist is a dedicated community leader who is prepared to tackle issues facing Los Angeles head on as a city council member. A committed activist and scientist, Loraine has the expertise and determination needed to address the city’s housing crisis, make the economy more environmentally sustainable, improve city services, and more. Los Angeles needs leaders who are willing to take on the city’s unique challenges. Loraine will be that leader and EMILY’s List is proud to be supporting her.”
Loraine Lundquist is a Faculty Associate at the Institute for Sustainability at California State University, Northridge, where she has lived for nearly a decade. A scientist with a Ph.D. in physics from UC Berkeley, Loraine previously worked at the National Academy of Sciences and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. She is a founding member of the West Valley Neighborhood Alliance on Homelessness and serves as a co-chair of the homelessness committee of Northridge East Neighborhood Council. Loraine has fostered three children, one of whom she recently adopted.
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 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 46,000 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.