For Immediate Release
March 7, 2018
EMILY's List Statement on Democratic Primary Results in Texas’ 32nd Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Lillian Salerno on yesterday’s primary election results in Texas’ 32nd Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, released the following statement:
“Lillian Salerno has spent her career standing up to powerful special interests that stack the deck against Dallas small business owners and hardworking families. The EMILY’s List community was proud to support Lillian during the primary and we know she is the strongest candidate to take on House Republican Pete Sessions this November in this competitive 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.