For Immediate Release
Statement from EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock on Tammy Baldwin's Announcement
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin announced her candidacy for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin. Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY's List, released this statement following that announcement.
"Tammy Baldwin is a dedicated and hardworking leader, a fighter on behalf of her constituents and an EMILY's List hero. In office she has tirelessly advocated for affordable access to women's health care and equal rights for all Americans. Tammy has earned a strong economic record in the House -- standing for jobs and small business against corporate lobbying interests and unfair trade deals. She has consistently spoken out against the GOP war on women and we need her strong voice in the Senate. We're thrilled she's thrown her hat in the ring and are excited that this race is starting."
EMILY's List supported Baldwin in her past campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives.
In the 2009-2010 cycle, EMILY's List raised more than $38.5 million to support its mission of recruiting and supporting women candidates, helping them build strong campaigns, and mobilizing women voters to turn out and vote. With a community of more than 900,000 members across the country, EMILY's List is one of the largest political action committees in the nation. Since its founding in 1985, EMILY's List has worked to elect 86 pro-choice Democratic women to the U.S. House, 16 to the U.S. Senate, nine governors, and hundreds of women to the state legislatures, state constitutional offices, and other key local offices. In the 2009-2010 cycle, EMILY's List had the largest number of members and donors in our 25 year history.