WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Teresa Mosqueda for reelection to the Seattle City Council for the at-large position 8. Emily Cain, executive director of EMILY’s List, released the following statement:
“EMILY’s List is thrilled to endorse Councilwoman Teresa Mosqueda for reelection. Teresa has a proven track record as a champion for workers’ rights and progressive policies designed to ensure that all Seattleites feel protected and empowered. During her time in public service, Teresa has pushed forward policies that provide paid sick leave, protections for vulnerable workers, secure health care, affordable housing, and economic security. We are confident that Teresa is well equipped to lead the city of Seattle through its COVID-19 recovery and to ensure that the city council continues to focus on establishing an equitable and prosperous community for all.”
Councilwoman Teresa Mosqueda has served on the Seattle City Council since 2017. To help the city recover from COVID-19, Teresa worked diligently with the city council to pass the JumpStart Seattle progressive revenue plan and COVID-19 relief in 2020. Teresa has proven to be a leader within the council when it comes to workers’ rights and in 2018, championed Seattle’s groundbreaking Domestic Workers Bill of Rights that has served as a model for national efforts to improve wages and protections for vulnerable workers. Teresa is a third-generation Mexican-American and daughter of educators and social justice activists.
EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $700 million to elect Democratic pro-choice women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY’s List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running nearly $50 million in independent expenditures in the last cycle alone, and turning out women voters and voters of color to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country’s first woman as vice president, 157 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40 percent of the candidates EMILY’s List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. After the 2016 election, more than 60,000 women reached out to EMILY’s List about running for office laying the groundwork for the next decade of candidates for local, state, and national offices. In our effort to elect more women in offices across the country, we have created our Run to Win program, expanded our training program, including a Training Center online, and trained thousands of women.