For Immediate Release
November 6, 2018
EMILYs List Congratulates Michelle Lujan Grisham on Her Victory in New Mexico
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Michelle Lujan Grisham on her historic victory in New Mexico’s gubernatorial race. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“After tonight, it’s clear — voters in New Mexico are eager to have Michelle Lujan Grisham in the state’s highest office. With Michelle’s passion for health care and dedication to her home state, there is no one better fit to serve as New Mexico’s governor. After two terms of disastrous GOP leadership, New Mexicans will now have an ally fighting for them in the state’s highest office. Tonight, she becomes the first Democratic Hispanic woman governor in our nation, a milestone that is long overdue. EMILYs List is proud to congratulate Michelle on a well-deserved victory.”
Women Vote, EMILY's List's independent expenditure arm, worked with labor and environmental partners in-state. Our independent expenditure effort invested nearly $700,000 on a Latinx direct mail program and TV.
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.