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EMILY’s List Statement on Democratic Primary Results in Texas’ 16th Congressional District

For Immediate Release
March 6, 2018


EMILY's List Statement on Democratic Primary Results in Texas’ 16th Congressional District


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Veronica Escobar on tonight’s primary election results in Texas’ 16th Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, released the following statement:

“Veronica’s victory tonight is a sign that Texas voters are ready to elect women leaders with deep roots in their community who will fight for working families and hold the Trump administration accountable. The EMILY’s List community was proud to support Veronica Escobar early in the primary and will continue to stand with her as she advances one step closer to making history as the first Latina elected to Congress from Texas.”

As part of an effort to elect more pro-choice Democratic Latinas to Congress, EMILY’s List’s voter mobilization and education project, WOMEN VOTE!, partnered with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus’ BOLD PAC to release a series of bilingual television ads in support of Veronica Escobar during the primary.

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.