For Immediate Release
November 6, 2018
EMILYs List Congratulates Rashida Tlaib on Her Election in Michigan’s 13th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated EMILYs List candidate Rashida Tlaib on being elected to represent Michigan’s 13th Congressional District in the U.S. House. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Rashida Tlaib will undoubtedly be a fierce advocate for Michigan’s 13th District fighting to expand economic opportunity, strengthen Michigan public schools, and protect our environment. Rashida has proven that she won’t back down from a tough fight and when it came to protecting her constituents from dangerous pollutants in the Detroit riverfront, she took on the Koch brothers and won. EMILYs List is so proud to congratulate Rashida on becoming one of the first Muslim women in Congress.”
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.