DNC Celebrates Record-Breaking Night for Democratic Women

DNC Chair Tom Perez issued the following statement:

“Democrats made history last night. We took back the House, and women led the charge. A record number of Democratic women are headed to Congress, and women made up the overwhelming majority of congressional seats we flipped from red to blue.

“The DNC was proud to invest in female candidates and organize women voters across the country, and I want to congratulate all of the newly elected Democratic women for running extraordinary campaigns on the issues that matter most.

“These victories were not only an affirmation that the future is female, but also a stinging rejection of Donald Trump and the Republican Party’s agenda to take away women’s health care and reproductive rights. Women are leading the resistance, and the Democratic Party will continue to stand in solidarity with women in America and around the world marching for the equality they deserve – from equal pay and paid family leave, to more affordable health care and child care, to better educational opportunities and the right to live and work free from harassment or assault.

“Democrats put hope on the ballot, and that’s why the American people elected Democrats up and down the ballot across the country. We never backed down from our values of inclusion and opportunity, because we know that those are not only our party’s values, they’re America’s values.”

Congratulations to all of last night’s newly elected Democratic women, some highlights include:

Cindy Axne, IA-03
Angie Craig, MN-02
Sharice Davids, KS-03
Madeleine Dean, PA-04
Veronica Escobar, TX-16
Abby Finkenauer, IA-01
Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, TX-07
Sylvia Garcia, TX-29
Michelle Lujan Grisham, New Mexico Gov.
Debra Haaland, NM-01
Jahana Hayes, CT-05
Kendra Horn, OK-05
Chrissy Houlahan, PA-06
Laura Kelly, Kansas Gov.
Ann Kirkpatrick, AZ-02
Susie Lee, NV-03
Elaine Luria, VA-02
Janet Mills, Maine Gov.
Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, FL-26
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, NY-14
Ilhan Omar, MN-05
Ayanna Pressley, MA-07
Jacky Rosen, U.S. Sen., NV
Mary Gay Scanlon, PA-05
Donna Shalala, FL-27
Mikie Sherrill, NJ-11
Elissa Slotkin, MI-08
Abigail Spanberger, VA-07
Haley Stevens, MI-11
Rashida Tlaib, MI-13
Lori Trahan, MA-03
Lauren Underwood, IL-14
Jennifer Wexton, VA-10
Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan Gov.
Susan Wild, PA-07