For Immediate Release
November 6, 2018
EMILYs List Congratulates Laura Kelly on Her Victory in Kansas
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated EMILYs List candidate Laura Kelly on her victory in Kansas’ gubernatorial race. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Laura Kelly is a dedicated public servant who has spent decades advocating for the people of Kansas and, clearly, Kansans value that experience. As governor, Laura will be a champion for women and families, working to advance quality public education to get Kansas back on track for the people of her state after years of mismanagement. EMILYs List is so proud to stand with Laura and to congratulate her as she flips this governorship from red to blue and joins the ranks of women governors across the nation.”
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.