For Immediate Release
June 17, 2020
EMILYs List Endorses Carolyn Bourdeaux in Georgia’s 7th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Carolyn Bourdeaux in Georgia’s 7th Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Carolyn Bourdeaux has dedicated her career to public service, and EMILYs List is proud to endorse her campaign. Overcoming the challenges of the economic recession in the 1990s and her family’s struggles with obtaining affordable health care led Carolyn to commit herself to creating policies that work for women and working families. Because of her leadership balancing Georgia’s state budget during the Great Recession, she was recognized by the Georgia Senate for her ‘significant service to the state.’ Carolyn is a tireless leader, educator, and progressive champion. EMILYs List looks forward to helping her across the finish line in November.”
Carolyn Bourdeaux is an experienced leader and dedicated public servant running for Congress to continue her lifelong fight for working families. The daughter of two teachers, Carolyn won grants and took out federal loans to work her way through college at Yale and went on to earn a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Southern California as well as a Ph.D. in public administration with a focus on public finance from Syracuse University. She served as director of Georgia’s Senate Budget and Evaluation Office, where she advocated for policies that put taxpayer dollars to work in ways that improve Georgians’ lives. Carolyn has worked on projects to improve public transportation and land use, which laid the groundwork for the Livable Communities Initiative that has revitalized many downtown communities. Carolyn is a professor at Georgia State University and lives in Suwanee with her husband and their young son.
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.