For Immediate Release
April 6, 2018
EMILYs List Endorses Cindy Axne in Iowa’s 3rd District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Cindy Axne for Congress in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Cindy Axne is a small business owner and community activist whose deep Des Moines roots have prepared her to stand up for working families in Congress. Cindy served the state of Iowa for nearly a decade, holding state lawmakers accountable to the people they serve. Her personal experience as a small business owner who was unable to afford comprehensive health insurance has led to her dedication to protect and expand all Iowans’ access to high-quality, affordable health care. As a working mom, she successfully fought to make full-day kindergarten available for every child in West Des Moines. I have no doubt Cindy will continue to fight for families in our nation’s capital.
“David Young is clearly part of the problem in Washington. His priorities are simply not aligned with the working folks who need a champion in Congress. The people of the 3rd District have a far better choice come November. Cindy will fight to defend hardworking Iowans’ economic security and the rights of the most vulnerable among us. EMILYs List looks forward to helping elect this champion for Iowa working families.”
A fifth-generation Iowan, Cindy Axne grew up on the south side of Des Moines and worked for the state government across a variety of departments for nearly a decade, helping hold over twenty different state agencies accountable to taxpayers. In addition to co-running a digital design and consulting firm with her husband, Cindy currently serves as a mentor with the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at the University of Iowa, her alma mater. She lives in West Des Moines with her husband and two teenage sons, and is an active member of her church.
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.