For Immediate Release
November 7, 2018
EMILYs List Congratulates Jocelyn Benson on Her Victory for Secretary of State of Michigan
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated EMILYs List candidate Jocelyn Benson on being elected Michigan secretary of state. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is proud to congratulate Jocelyn Benson on her victory in tonight’s race for Michigan secretary of state. As secretary of state, Jocelyn will use her experience to increase transparency in state government and fight to protect voting rights across Michigan. While voting rights are under attack across the country and the security of elections are in question, Jocelyn is the champion Michiganders can count on to defend their rights.”
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.