For Immediate Release
July 29, 2020
EMILY’s List Endorses Three More Women Leaders for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed three more women leaders for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, released the following statement:
“EMILY’s List is thrilled to endorse three fierce public servants for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. While Pennsylvania Republicans have consistently voted against the interests of women and working families, these women have dedicated their careers to fighting for fair elections, economic opportunity, and environmental protections. Pennsylvanians deserve leaders who will work to find commonsense solutions to the challenges they face. EMILY’s List is proud to stand with these advocates for change, and we look forward to helping our women in the Keystone State flip the General Assembly this November.”
EMILY’s List endorsed the following women:
Emily Kinkead (HD-20)
Dianne Herrin (HD-156)
Regina Young (HD-185)
These endorsements are in addition to 29 previously endorsed EMILY’s List candidates in Pennsylvania: Nina Ahmad (Auditor General), Judy Schwank (SD-11), Amanda Cappelletti (SD-17), Carolyn Comitta (SD-19), Pam Iovino (SD-37), Julie Slomski (SD-49), Sara Innamorato (HD-21), Marlene Katz (HD-29), Lissa Geiger Shulman (HD-30), Summer Lee (HD-34), Jessica Benham (HD-36), Michele Knoll (HD-44), Liz Hanbidge (HD-61), Patty Kim (HD-103), Brittney Rodas (HD-105), Lindsay Drew (HD-106), Joanna Bryn Smith (HD-120), Wendy Ullman (HD-143), Nancy Guenst (HD-152), Danielle Friel Otten (HD-155), Melissa Shusterman (HD-157), Christina Sappey (HD-158), Leanne Krueger (HD-161), Jennifer O'Mara (HD-165), Kristine Howard (HD-167), Deb Ciamacca (HD-168), Mary Isaacson (HD-175), Claudette Williams (HD-176), Ann Marie Mitchell (HD-178), and Elizabeth Fiedler (HD-184).
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 55,000 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.