For Immediate Release
November 5, 2019
EMILYs List Congratulates Trish Gunby on Her Victory in Missouri House Special Election
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Trish Gunby on her victory in the special election for Missouri’s 99th House District. EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock released the following statement:
“After tonight, it’s clear — voters in Missouri are eager to have Trish Gunby serve in the state house. With Trish’s strong commitment to public safety, protecting voting rights, and advocating for commonsense gun violence protection efforts, there is no one better fit to serve in Jefferson City for working families. EMILYs List is proud to congratulate Trish on a well-deserved victory and thrilled to see a new pro-choice Democratic woman serving in the Missouri state legislature.”
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $600 million to elect pro-choice Democratic women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY's List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 150 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,100 women to state and local office. Nearly 40 percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. During the historic 2017-2018 cycle, EMILYs List raised a record-breaking $110 million and launched a record independent expenditure campaign. We helped elect 34 new women to the House, including 24 red-to-blue victories; enough seats to have delivered the U.S. House majority alone. Since the 2016 election, more than 50,000 women have reached out to EMILY's List about running for office laying the groundwork for the next decade of candidates for local, state and national offices.