September 26, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, released the following statement from EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock following Annette Taddeo's win in Florida's 40th Senate District. Annette is the first Democratic Latina to be elected to the Florida state Senate.
"EMILY's List could not be prouder to congratulate Annette Taddeo on her win in today's special election. Annette has embodied the notion that hard work and commitment pay off. She came to this country as a teenager and worked to put herself through college. Now she's a small business owner who has shown a passion for improving her community over the last 25 years. Tonight we applaud Annette's victory and celebrate the fact that Floridians will now finally have the voice of a Democratic Latina in the state Senate working to improve the lives of the families in her district."
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.