For Immediate Release
September 9, 2020
EMILYs List Endorses Adair Ford Boroughs in South Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Adair Ford Boroughs in South Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Adair Ford Boroughs is a smart, compassionate leader and EMILYs List is thrilled to endorse her in S0uth Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District. An educator and attorney who worked her way from her family’s double-wide trailer in Williston to Stanford Law School, Adair knows what it means to fight to achieve her goals. Once elected, she will bring that same tenacity to Washington on behalf of South Carolina’s women and working families. EMILYs List has placed Adair’s opponent, GOP Rep. Joe Wilson, “On Notice” for voting to strip 23 million Americans of their health care coverage. We are proud to stand with Adair and we look forward to helping her flip this seat in November.”
Adair Ford Boroughs was named a Truman Scholar in 2001 and graduated summa cum laude from Furman University in 2002. After college, she taught math at Mauldin High School in Greenville County. She attended Stanford Law School, where she served as president of the Stanford Public Interest Law Foundation and editor-in-chief of the Stanford Law and Policy Review. Adair began her legal career at the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and later clerked for United States District Judge Richard M. Gergel in Charleston. Adair went on to help launch Charleston Legal Access, a nonprofit legal service that serves those who cannot afford the high cost of private attorneys but don’t qualify for free legal aid. She has served as chair of the South Carolina Bar’s Diversity Committee and as president of the Truman Scholars Association, and she has taught English as a second language with the Greenville Literacy Association and led diversity and inclusion workshops in the local community.
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 55,000 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.