For Immediate Release
EMILY’s List Endorses Shelley Adler, Kathy Boockvar, Julia Brownley, Carol Shea-Porter, and Kyrsten Sinema for Congress
Washington D.C. – EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, announced today that it is fully recommending the following candidates:
- Shelley Adler (NJ-03)
- Kathy Boockvar (PA-08)
- Julia Brownley (CA-26)
- Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01)
- Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09)
“This year is already shaping up to be an historic one for Democratic women in politics,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List. “We can take back the House in 2012 – and we can make Washington work for women and families – but only if we elect strong women like Shelley, Kathy, Julia, Carol, and Kyrsten who will stand up against the GOP’s radical anti-woman agenda and work to build a more progressive America.”
The daughter of small business owners, Shelley Adler started her own legal consulting office and lead her husband’s small law firm after he was elected to Congress. Shelley is dedicated to job creation and protecting her community’s workforce
Kathy Boockvar has always been a fighter for the families of Pennsylvania. Boockvar has spent her law career helping victims of domestic abuse and low-income families with unemployment, Social Security, and family law cases.
As a member of the California State Assembly, Julia Brownley has fought tirelessly for quality education, women’s health, and a safe environment. She received recognition of her hard work from the California School Boards Association and was named “2010 Legislator of the Year.”
A champion for women’s health, Carol Shea-Porter has dedicated her career to public service. She has consistently worked to protect New Hampshire’s families both as a social worker in her community and as the first woman elected to the U.S. House from New Hampshire.
A professor of Social Work, Kyrsten Sinema has been a fearless advocate for health care and civil rights. She began her career in the Arizona State Legislature, worked on healthcare reform, and helped to defeat a ballot initiative that would have banned same-sex marriage.
In the 2009-2010 cycle, EMILY's List raised more than $38.5 million to support its mission of recruiting and supporting women candidates, helping them build strong campaigns, and mobilizing women voters to turn out and vote. With a community of more than 1,000,000 members across the country, EMILY's List is one of the largest political action committees in the nation. Since its founding in 1985, EMILY’s List has worked to elect 87 pro-choice Democratic women to the U.S. House, 16 to the U.S. Senate, nine governors, and hundreds of women to the state legislatures, state constitutional offices, and other key local offices. In the 2009-2010 cycle, EMILY’s List had the largest number of members and donors in our 27 year history.