For Immediate Release
November 6, 2018
EMILYs List Congratulates Peggy Flanagan on Her Victory for Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated EMILYs List candidate Peggy Flanagan on being elected lieutenant governor of Minnesota. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Lieutenant Governor-elect Peggy Flanagan is a public servant that Minnesota's women and working families can count on. From the Minnesota House of Representatives to the Children’s Defense Fund of Minnesota, Peggy has served her community throughout her career. As a member of the White Earth Nation of Ojibwe, Peggy becomes the first Native American woman elected to serve as lieutenant governor. EMILYs List is proud to congratulate Peggy and Governor-elect Tim Walz and look forward to their leadership.”
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.