For Immediate Release
August 25, 2021
EMILYs List Endorses Andrea Phillips for Iowa House of Representatives
Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Andrea Phillips in the special election for Iowa House District 37. Emily Cain, executive director of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is excited to endorse Andrea Phillips in the special election to represent District 37 in the Iowa House of Representatives. Andrea is committed to making her district a better place to work, live, and raise a family. We know that in the Legislature she will fight for economic opportunities for all, increased investment in public education, and affordable health care. This seat is a critical pickup opportunity for Democrats, and Andrea will be a crucial voice in the fight against the GOP’s extreme agenda.”
Andrea is the daughter of a bank manager and a blueprint machine repairman. After working her way through college with the help of scholarships, Pell Grants, and loans, she graduated with a degree in economics and later moved to China. Andrea was the director of marketing for a multinational company and became the youngest person ever elected to the Board of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, where she worked on corporate social responsibility efforts. Ten years ago, while pregnant with her second child, Andrea and her family moved to Iowa, and they have lived there since.
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $700 million to elect Democratic pro-choice 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 and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running nearly $50 million in independent expenditures in the last cycle alone, and turning out women voters and voters of color to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country's first woman as vice president, 158 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40 percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. After the 2016 election, more than 60,000 women 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. In our effort to elect more women in offices across the country, we have created our Run to Win program, expanded our training program, including a Training Center online, and trained thousands of women.