For Immediate Release
June 26, 2020
EMILYs List Endorses Ajay Pittman for the Oklahoma’s 99th House District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Ajay Pittman for Oklahoma House District 99. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILY's List is proud to endorse Ajay Pittman's reelection campaign for the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Ajay has brought fresh ideas and leadership to Oklahoma City, and we are excited to see the positive impact she will make on the lives of women and families across the Sooner State. She will continue to fight for better public schools, affordable health care, and access to healthy foods for all families.”
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.