For Immediate Release
November 4, 2020
EMILYs List Congratulates Kesha Ram on Her Election to the Vermont State Senate
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, celebrated the election of Kesha Ram to the Vermont state Senate and first woman of color in the state Senate. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is thrilled that Kesha Ram will be serving her community in the Vermont state Senate. Kesha is no stranger to hard work and she will fight day in and day out for Vermont’s most vulnerable communities. With dedicated and compassionate leaders like Kesha in power, we are changing the face of leadership across Vermont and giving everyday Vermonters a voice in Montpelier. Vermont is lucky to have a champion like her, and we look forward to seeing what she accomplishes during the upcoming legislative session.”
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $600 million to elect pro-choice Democratic women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY's List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 150 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,100 women to state and local office. Nearly 40 percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. During the historic 2017-2018 cycle, EMILYs List raised a record-breaking $110 million and launched a record independent expenditure campaign. We helped elect 34 new women to the House, including 24 red-to-blue victories; enough seats to have delivered the U.S. House majority alone. Since the 2016 election, more than 60,000 women have reached out to EMILY's List about running for office laying the groundwork for the next decade of candidates for local, state, and national offices.