For Immediate Release
March 26, 2021
EMILYs List Endorses Congresswoman Angie Craig for Reelection in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Congresswoman Angie Craig for reelection in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is proud to endorse Congresswoman Angie Craig for reelection in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District. Growing up with a single mother, Congresswoman Craig learned quickly in life the challenges that single-parent households face in an economy stacked against them. That’s why in Congress, she has been a tireless advocate for working families, fighting hard to make health care accessible for all families by cosponsoring legislation that lowers the cost of health insurance and holds big pharmaceutical companies responsible for jacking up drug prices. We look forward to supporting Congresswoman Craig as she runs for reelection.”
Angie Craig grew up in a mobile home park, one of three kids raised by a single mom who worked while going to school to earn her college degree. She began her career as a newspaper reporter, then worked her way up in business over fifteen years to eventually lead a workforce of 16,000 employees for a major Minnesota manufacturer, where she helped create jobs and created workplace policies to promote diversity and inclusion. In 2000, Angie’s fight for custody of her adopted son led to a landmark ruling making it possible for other LGBTQ+ couples to adopt. Our country had never before had an openly lesbian mother in the House, and Angie’s 2018 victory gave LGBTQ+ families a new voice in the halls of power.
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, 157 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.