For Immediate Release
November 4, 2020
EMILYs List Congratulates Two Women on Their Election to the Delaware State Senate
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Sarah McBride (SD-01), Delaware’s first openly transgender state legislator, and Kyle Evans Gay (SD-05) on their victories in Delaware’s state Senate elections. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate Sarah McBride and Kyle Evans Gay on their victories in Delaware’s state Senate elections, and we are proud to celebrate Sarah McBride becoming the highest-ranking openly transgender elected official in the country, as well as the first openly transgender state senator. With their enduring dedication to the people of Delaware and long records of advancing equality and justice, we have no doubt that they will fight for working families in the state Senate and ensure that Delaware remains at the forefront of progessive leadership. Sarah and Kyle are helping change the face of power across their state, and we can’t wait to see everything they accomplish.”
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 60,000 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.