For Immediate Release
March 26, 2021
EMILYs List Endorses Congresswoman Cindy Axne for Reelection in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Congresswoman Cindy Axne for reelection in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is proud to endorse Congresswoman Cindy Axne for reelection, a dedicated fighter for the people of Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District. As one of the first women to ever be elected to Congress from Iowa, Congresswoman Axne knows how critical it is to stand up for women's rights. That’s why as COVID-19 continues to disproportionately impact women in the workforce, she is standing up for workers' rights and fighting to pass bills in Congress that raise the minimum wage and strengthen the right to unionize. We look forward to supporting Congresswoman Axne in this race.”
Cindy Axne is a small business owner, mother, and fifth-generation Iowan who successfully ran for reelection to Congress to continue fighting for Iowa working families. She grew up on the south side of Des Moines and worked for the state government across a variety of departments for nearly a decade. Cindy successfully fought for full-day kindergarten to be available to all children in West Des Moines public schools, not just those who won a lottery. More recently, she served as a mentor with the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at the University of Iowa, her alma mater. Iowa had never before elected a Democratic woman to Congress until Cindy became one of the first with her historic 2018 victory. 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 $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.