For Immediate Release
November 6, 2018
EMILYs List Congratulates Senator Tina Smith on Her 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 Tina Smith on being elected to represent Minnesota in the U.S. Senate. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is excited to congratulate Senator Tina Smith on her well-deserved victory tonight. Senator Smith is a former Planned Parenthood executive who took her passion for reproductive health care with her to the Senate. During her tenure in the Upper Chamber, she has proven to be an ally for women and working families — consistently working to expand affordable health care, defend family farms, protect our environment, and defend every woman’s right to make her own health care decisions. With Senator Smith’s victory, Minnesotans will continue to have an ally fighting to ensure their voices are heard.”
Women Vote, EMILY's List's independent expenditure arm, contributed $200,000 to Senate Majority PAC’s independent expenditure effort.
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.