For Immediate Release
November 6, 2018
EMILYs List Congratulates Congresswoman Cheri Bustos on Her Re-Election Victory in Illinois’ 17th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated EMILYs List candidate Cheri Bustos on being re-elected to represent Illinois’ 17th Congressional District in the U.S. House. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“For years, Cheri Bustos has served as a champion for working families in Illinois’ 17th District, pushing to expand economic opportunity and access to affordable health care during her time in Congress. With this victory, Illinois voters have signaled that her efforts are effective. EMILYs List proudly congratulates Congresswoman Bustos on a well-deserved victory to hold this critical seat.”
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.