For Immediate Release
November 6, 2018
EMILYs List Congratulates Nellie Gorbea on Her Re-Election Victory for Secretary of State of Rhode Island
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Nellie Gorbea on being re-elected as Rhode Island’s secretary of state. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“When first elected Rhode Island secretary of state four years ago, Nellie Gorbea made history when she became the first Hispanic person elected to statewide office in New England. With her re-election victory, Nellie will continue to be a champion for Rhode Island families, working to enshrine voting rights and make voting more accessible so that all Rhode Islanders’ voices are heard. EMILYs List is proud to stand with Nellie and we congratulate her on tonight’s victory.”
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.