April 27, 2015 | Posted in:News

Today, EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Emily Francis for State Senate in the 10th District. The 10th District includes portions of Richmond and Chesterfield County along with Powhatan County.

“Emily Francis is a progressive champion who has tirelessly fought for women and families in Virginia,” said Muthoni Wambu Kraal, Senior Director of State and Local Campaigns at EMILY’s List. “An experienced nonprofit executive and community leader, Emily will be an advocate for accessible health care, stronger consumer rights, and work to preserve Virginia’s treasured landscapes. The EMILY’s List community – now three million members strong – is proud to support Emily for Virginia State Senate.”

As a proven progressive, Emily Francis has built her career fighting for what’s right. For more than sixteen years, Emily has been a force for change through her career and service to our community. Her work with organizations across the country most recently has included the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Virginia League of Conservation Voters. Emily has spent the last eight years in and around public policy in Virginia, as such she has worked on both sides of the aisle, and knows what it takes to get things done at the Capitol. She currently advises non-profit organizations in Virginia to advance public policy solutions that are good for all Virginians.

EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $400 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making it one of the most successful political action committees in the country. Throughout its 29 year history, the organization has recruited and trained over 9,000 women to run, worked to elect over 100 pro-choice Democratic women to the House, 19 to the Senate, 11 governors, and over five hundred women to state and local office. Since its founding in 1985, EMILY’s List helped elect 97% of the Democratic women of color in Congress, including every single Latina, African American, and Asian American Democratic woman currently serving.