For Immediate Release
November 6, 2018
EMILYs List Congratulates Senator Amy Klobuchar on Her Re-Election Victory for U.S. Senate
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated EMILYs List candidate Senator Amy Klobuchar on being re-elected to represent Minnesota in the U.S. Senate. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Senator Amy Klobuchar is a proven advocate for women and working families, leading the way as a champion for children’s health care and combating violence against women. EMILYs List is proud to have stood with Senator Klobuchar since 2006 when she became the first woman to represent Minnesota in the U.S. Senate. We congratulate Senator Klobuchar on her well-deserved re-election, and know she will continue to stand up for Minnesotans.”
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.