March 21, 2013 – 12:18pm
McLEAN, VA. – Kathleen Murphy, the Democratic candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates 34th District seat, has received the endorsement of EMILY’s List, a national organization dedicated to electing progressive women candidates across the country.
“I am proud to receive this important endorsement from EMILY’s List. They are an important voice for women across the country,” said Kathleen Murphy. “As Delegate for the 34thDistrict, I will be active in the fight for women’s rights. Virginia voters deserve a representative who protects the rights of women and families.”
Murphy announced the endorsement Wednesday at a Women’s Event in McLean.
EMILY’s List helped elect an historic number of candidates in the 2011-2012 election cycle –the only pro-choice Democratic woman governor in the country, 19 new women to the House, six Senate incumbents, and three new Senators. EMILY’s List raised a record-breaking $52 million last year, the largest amount in the group’s 28-year history.
The two million-member EMILY’s List is one of the nation’s largest political action committees. Since it’s founding in 1985, EMILY’s List has worked to elect 100 pro-choice Democratic women to the House, 19 to the Senate, 10 governors and over 500 women to state and local office.