For Immediate Release
November 6, 2018
EMILYs List Congratulates Donna Shalala on Her Victory in Florida’s 27th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated EMILYs List candidate Donna Shalala on being elected to represent Florida’s 27th Congressional District in the U.S. House. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Donna Shalala has been a leader in both the public and private sectors, preparing her to take on the challenge of serving in Congress. She previously served as secretary of health and human services and as president of the University of Miami. Donna’s impressive track record has made her a champion for her community, and in Washington she will work to protect health care access and strengthen Florida public schools. EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate Donna on her victory tonight as she flips this seat from red to blue.”
Women Vote, EMILY's List's independent expenditure arm, spent nearly $140,000 on bilingual mail to warn Florida voters that Maria Elvira Salazar would not protect their health care.
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.