For Immediate Release
November 7, 2018
EMILYs List Congratulates Elissa Slotkin on Her Victory in Michigan’s 8th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated EMILYs List candidate Elissa Slotkin on being elected to represent Michigan’s 8th Congressional District in the U.S. House. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Elissa Slotkin is a national security leader and a third-generation Michigander, but above all, she is a fierce public servant. With her victory tonight, 8th District families will have a champion in Congress who will work hard to expand economic opportunity and access to affordable health care. EMILYs List is proud to stand with Elissa and congratulate her on flipping this seat from red to blue.”
Women Vote, EMILY's List's independent expenditure arm, invested more than $530,000 in an independent expenditure effort on TV and radio. Women Vote also contributed to MoveOn.org’s Real Voter Voices digital campaign supporting Elissa Slotkin.
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.