For Immediate Release
November 7, 2018
EMILYs List Congratulates Janet Mills on Her Victory in Maine
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated EMILYs List candidate Janet Mills on her victory in Maine’s gubernatorial race. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Janet Mills made history as the first woman to serve as a district attorney in New England, the first woman to serve as Maine’s attorney general, and now, she makes history as Maine’s first woman governor. A lifelong Mainer, Janet has dedicated her career to protecting the best interests of Maine families and expanding economic opportunity. Janet’s election guarantees that the people of Maine will have an ally in their leader who has what it takes to undo the disastrous damage done by Governor LePage and ensure that Medicaid expansion is implemented in the state. EMILYs List is proud to congratulate Janet on an incredible victory.”
Women Vote, EMILY's List's independent expenditure arm, contributed more than $600,000 to the independent expenditure effort to elect Janet Mills.
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.