EMILYs List Endorses Cheri Bustos for Congress in Illinois’ 17th District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Cheri Bustos for re-election in Illinois’ 17th District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Whether it’s her work to create jobs and fight for better wages, protect Social Security and Medicare, help Illinois veterans, or make sure that the economy works for everyone, Cheri isn’t afraid to tackle the tough problems and get the hard work done for Illinois women and families.”
“Cheri doesn't back down from a fight and her strong voice for Central and Northwest Illinois must continue to be heard in Congress. EMILY's List has stood with Cheri since her initial run for Congress in 2012 and proudly supports her re-election this November.”
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $500 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making them one of the most successful political organizations ever. Our grassroots community of over five million members helps Democratic women wage competitive campaigns – and win. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research the issues that impact women and families, and turn out women voters. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 116 women to the House, 23 to the Senate, 12 governors, and over 800 to state and local office. Forty percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Since the 2016 election, thousands of women and counting have reached out to us about running for office. To harness this energy, EMILYs List has launched Run to Win, an unprecedented effort to get more women to run at the local, state, and national levels.