Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia won their primary elections outright. Texas has never sent a Latina to Congress, and they could both be the first.
Our other candidates — Gina Ortiz Jones, Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, and Lillian Salerno — are advancing to run-off elections on May 22nd. Their races are top opportunities to turn red House seats blue, and we know our women are the right candidates to defeat Republicans.
All five of these women were running in crowded primaries, so these results are a testament to the strong support of this community.
But we can't rest on our laurels. Gina, Lizzie, and Lillian need your help to win their runoffs. And we still have dozens of other women in competitive primaries across the country.
Let's show them we've still got their backs.
Thanks — and go team!
Executive Director, EMILY's List