For Immediate Release
November 6, 2018
EMILYs List Congratulates Juliana Stratton on Her Victory for Lieutenant Governor of Illinois
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated EMILYs List candidate Juliana Stratton on being elected lieutenant governor of Illinois. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Juliana Stratton is a state legislator, small business owner, and lifelong Illinoisan who will undoubtedly serve families well as lieutenant governor. With her drive for public service and her passion for criminal justice reform, Juliana will hit the ground running to support women and working families across Illinois. EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate Juliana and Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker on their victories tonight.”
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.