For Immediate Release
November 6, 2018
EMILYs List Congratulates Gretchen Whitmer on Her Victory in Michigan
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated EMILYs List candidate Gretchen Whitmer on her victory in Michigan’s gubernatorial race. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Given Gretchen’s unimpeachable record, we know that she will continue to be a relentless fighter for the people of Michigan. Gretchen’s leadership in the Michigan state Legislature was unmatched as she worked to solve the state’s toughest problems like health care expansion and expanding economic opportunity. Gretchen is the ally Michiganders deserve after two terms of Governor Snyder’s disastrous leadership. Progress can no longer wait. EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate Gretchen on a hard-earned victory and proud to have helped elect another Democratic woman governor.”
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.