For Immediate Release
November 6, 2018
EMILYs List Congratulates Governor Gina Raimondo on Her Re-Election Victory in Rhode Island
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated EMILYs List candidate Governor Gina Raimondo on her re-election victory in Rhode Island’s gubernatorial race. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“A truly progressive leader, Governor Gina Raimondo understands the issues that matter most to Rhode Island families. During her first term, she worked to expand the state’s economy and to promote gender equality, pushing to end gender discrimination and support working mothers. EMILYs List is incredibly proud to congratulate Governor Raimondo on her re-election victory to serve a second term as Rhode Island’s governor.”
Women Vote, EMILY's List's independent expenditure arm, invested more than $900,000 in the independent expenditure effort to re-elect Gov. Raimondo.
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.