For Immediate Release
November 6, 2018
EMILYs List Congratulates Ann Kirkpatrick on Her Victory in Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated EMILYs List candidate Ann Kirkpatrick on being elected to represent Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is proud to congratulate Ann on a well-deserved victory and we can’t wait to welcome her back to Congress. Throughout her career, Ann has been an outspoken advocate for Arizona’s veterans and was instrumental in major VA reform. Her experience speaks for itself and tonight, Arizona voters stood up to the GOP’s disastrous agenda by electing this pro-choice Democratic champion. With her victory, Ann becomes the first Democratic woman to represent Arizona’s 2nd District and flips this GOP-held seat blue.”
Women Vote, EMILY's List's independent expenditure arm, invested more than $550,000 in the primary on TV advertising in support of Ann Kirkpatrick’s bid for Congress.
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $500 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making them one of the most successful political organizations ever. Our grassroots community of over five million members helps Democratic women wage competitive campaigns – and win. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research the issues that impact women and families, and turn out women voters. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 116 women to the House, 23 to the Senate, 12 governors, and over 800 to state and local office. Forty percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Since the 2016 election, thousands of women and counting have reached out to us about running for office. To harness this energy, EMILYs List has launched Run to Win, an unprecedented effort to get more women to run at the local, state, and national levels.